After six years helping develop nascent natural food and beverage brands in New York City, Michael Schwartz, founder of Organic Food Incubator (OFI), is hoping a recent move to a new location in northern New Jersey signals a new chapter for the company and its clients.
Two years ago, Johnson and Wales University (JWU) along with longtime entrepreneurs and strategic consultants Michael Allio, Ken Levy and Steve Lane, formed the Food Innovation Nexus (FIX) — a food and beverage incubator, angel fund and consulting group.
New Orleans has always been known as one of the top U.S. cities for chefs, restaurants and gastronomical adventures. Now the Big Easy has the potential to be known for the products found on supermarket shelves with the launch of food and beverage incubator Ceres 504.
April 19, 2016 — DECATUR, Ill.–Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today celebrated the grand opening of the new headquarters of National Foodworks Services LLC, a local food innovation center in Decatur, Ill., funded in part by ADM and founded by local entrepreneurs Jim Milano and Tony Caccomo. As a food-business incubator, NFS aims to usher… Read more »
Austin, Boulder, San Francisco, Brooklyn — these are the places that have yielded some of the most prolific and innovative food companies and entrepreneurs in the country. With the announcement of his departure from KRAVE jerky, Jonathan Sebastiani wants to add another to the list: Sonoma. The wine and meat snack entrepreneur started 2016 with the news that he would be departing from Hershey (which purchased KRAVE in 2015) to start Sonoma Brands.
A new class of innovators in food and beverage are ready to showcase their progress at AccelFoods’ Demo Day III, held on October 27, 2015 in New York City. The selected entrepreneurs will present their companies to industry insiders, tastemakers, and investors. Co-hosted by United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), AccelFoods’ Demo Day III will feature a keynote speech from UNFI’s President and CEO, Steven Spinner.
Giant hotel vendor Avendra, will feature AccelFoods portfolio companies in their network of more than 5,000 hospitality accounts.