13 Archived posts matching:"accelerator”

  • SKU Dallas

    Watch: CPG Accelerator SKU Premieres Dallas Showcase Pitch Video

    Founders of the five startup brands participating in SKU’s (CPG) Dallas accelerator celebrated the culmination of the rigorous 12-week program with the premiere of the virtual pitch event. The brands span multiple categories, from beverages to women’s sexual health. “In addition to being our first cohort of all female-founded brands, these were some of the […]

    • FoodForce
    • December 19, 2022
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • SKU 2023

    SKU Announces 2023 Tracks with Special Focus On Growing Consumer Categories

    SKU, the nation’s first accelerator for consumer brands, announced the organization’s 2023 track schedule and is now accepting company applications and interested equity mentors for each track. Applications for companies and mentors for each track can be found here. Ideal candidates are market-validated companies with compelling founders and innovative products in hot categories that include […]

    • FoodForce
    • October 12, 2022
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • Kirsten Sandoval

    Accelerating Brands: Go Behind the Scenes of Mesa de Vida

    What started as a way to inspire professional athletes to eat healthy, nutritious food soon developed into a chef-crafted sauce brand that caught the attention of Whole Foods. Founder and Chef Kirsten Sandoval of Mesa de Vida says that having a digital presence has been key to her success — her Instagram account has proven […]

    • FoodForce
    • September 28, 2022
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • SKU Elevate Showcase

    Watch the SKU Elevate Showcase 2022

    Founders of the six brands who participated in the second cohort of SKU Elevate (formerly the SKU M/O Track) will celebrate the culmination of the program with a virtual pitch event. The showcase will debut on August 25 at 12 pm CT. This groundbreaking program for BIPOC (Black and Indigenous people of color) founders was created […]

    • ForceBrands
    • August 25, 2022
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • SKU Dallas

    Applications Open for SKU Dallas 2022

    SKU, the nation’s first accelerator for CPG companies, is accepting applications from consumer brands around the country for the third cohort of SKU Dallas 2022. Ideal candidates are market-validated companies with compelling founders and innovative products in hot categories. Brands can be from a wide range of areas in CPG, including food, beverage, apparel, personal […]

    • FoodForce
    • April 14, 2022
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • atlanta

    SKU Atlanta to Launch in Spring 2022

    SKU, the nation’s first CPG accelerator, is expanding into Atlanta in Spring 2022 to help serve as a catalyst for the Southeast’s dynamic consumer products industry. An informational cocktail party for potential mentors will be held from 4-7 pm EST on August 17 at City Winery in Atlanta. All interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP here. […]

    • ForceBrands
    • August 12, 2021
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • BeyondSKU

    SKU Dallas and BeyondSKU Seek Industry Experts for Accelerator Programs

    SKU Dallas and BeyondSKU are looking for CPG leaders, serial entrepreneurs, and investors who want to help shape the next generation of consumer product brands as mentors.  The second track of SKU Dallas, which focuses on later-stage emerging brands with revenues of $500,000 and above, kicks off in August and runs through November. Mentors do […]

    • FoodForce
    • July 21, 2021
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • BeyondSKU

    Life Beyond BeyondSKU; What Emerging Brands Are Saying

    BeyondSKU is a leading accelerator program for the CPG industry. It’s a joint venture between top-tier New York City agency BeyondBrands and top consumer products incubator SKU from Austin, Texas. It creates industry-focused business tracks and matches the highest caliber experts with select companies during its mentorship programs. The 12-week intensive program runs from late […]

    • FoodForce
    • July 9, 2021
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • BeyondSKU

    Am I a Good Fit for BeyondSKU?

    When you get into the startup game, you often hear the terms “incubator” and “accelerator,” especially in conversations with other founders and entrepreneurs. Since their inception in 2005, startup accelerator and incubator programs have become two of the many ways to fund and grow a startup business. It can be easy to assume accelerators and […]

  • Meli's Monster Cookies

    SKU Kicks Off First Track of DFW Cohort with Six Companies

    SKU, the nation’s first accelerator for consumer packaged goods, kicked off its first Dallas-Fort Worth track, known as SKU DFW. Five of the innovative startups selected for the program, representing a range of categories from gluten-free cookie dough to sustainable pet products, are: All Y’alls Foods, Highwave, Meli’s Monster Cookies, mmmpanadas, and Re:THINK Ice Cream. […]

    • ForceBrands
    • September 15, 2020
    • Rebecca Fryer