26 Archived posts matching:"SKU”

  • SKU

    Watch SKU’s Fall 2023 Showcase Pitch Event

    SKU, the nation’s leading consumer product accelerator, will host its Showcase Pitch event on November 14 from 4:30-8 p.m. CT in Austin, Texas for the eight brands participating in SKU’s Pet Care and Women & BIPOC Tracks. RSVP here to watch the event. The two cohorts feature brands that make some of the most innovative […]

    • Food
    • October 30, 2023
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • SKU Is Accepting Applications for Its Spring 2024 Track

    SKU, the nation’s first accelerator for consumer packaged goods (CPG), is accepting applications for its Spring 2024 track here. Ideal candidates are market-validated companies with compelling founders and innovative products in hot categories, including food and beverage, pet care, beauty, and apparel. The application deadline is November 19. The cohort will kick off on March […]

  • SKU cohort

    SKU Launches Inaugural Pet Care Track and a Cohort for Women and BIPOC Founders

    SKU, the trailblazing consumer product accelerator, has launched its first pet care track and a cohort centered on women and BIPOC-founded brands. The four brands selected for each cohort showcase creativity, passion, and true innovation — from functional foods to remedies to ease painful periods to hip-hop-inspired pet treats.  The pet care cohort includes D.R.E.A.M. […]

    • ForceBrands
    • August 14, 2023
    • ForceBrands
  • SKU Showcase Day 2023

    Get to Know the Six Brands Pitching On SKU’s Food & Beverage Showcase Day

    Founders of the six brands that participated in this year’s Food & Beverage cohort will celebrate the culmination of the program with an in-person event on May 23. The Showcase Pitch Day will take place from 4:30-9 pm CT at the Native Hostel in Austin, Texas. Tickets are available here. “We are so excited to […]

    • Food
    • May 2, 2023
    • ForceBrands
  • 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 […]

    • Food
    • December 19, 2022
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • NoBull Burger founders

    Accelerating Brands: Go Behind the Scenes of NoBull Burger

    The key to finding success (and national distribution in Whole Foods)? Starting small. Founders and mother-daughter duo Crissanne and Elizabeth Raymond started selling their family’s lentil soup-turned-burger recipe at farmer’s markets and at local restaurants. A testament to their perseverance, grit, and ambition, NoBull Burger is now available nationwide. We caught up with them to […]

    • Food
    • October 17, 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 […]

    • Food
    • 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 […]

    • Food
    • 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
  • Accelerating_Brands_Mocktail_Club

    Accelerating Brands: Go Behind the Scenes of Mocktail Club

    Inspired by her worldly travels, Pauline Idogho initially launched Mocktail Club as a way for her to continue to enjoy celebratory cocktails while pregnant. Capitalizing on the low- to no-alc trend among today’s younger consumers, Idogho hopes to build Mocktail Club into a global brand. We caught up with her to learn more about the […]

    • Beverage
    • July 24, 2022
    • Rebecca Fryer