Food & Beverage Accelerator 2021

Roanoke and Lynchburg Region

Applications Due 5 PM EST, June 23rd, 2021

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Are you ready to take your food/beverage business to the next level? Industry experts will teach you the competencies needed to scale and expand your business through wholesale, retail, and direct-to-consumer sales channels.

The Food & Beverage Accelerator is a 6-week learning cohort sponsored by the Virginia Small Business Development Center and led by Cureate Courses for growth-oriented consumer packaged goods Food & Beverage Producers with ready-to-scale operations.

Program Details:

Each week, participants will attend an interactive hour-long webinar where they’ll learn strategies to pivot toward new revenue streams, expand their production, enter new territories, and successfully scale. 

Important Dates:

  • Application Period Opens: June 7th, 2021

  • Applications Due By: 5 PM EST, June 23rd, 2021

  • Program Start Date: The Week of July 19th, 2021

Subjects Areas Covered:

  • Establishing Your Unique Value Proposition

  • Developing and Positioning Your Brand

  • Identifying Sales and Growth Opportunities

To be eligible for the program, companies must be:

  • Located in the Roanoke or Lynchburg region

  • Planning for specific growth (e.g. territory, product lines, production scale)

  • Producers of food and beverage products in the consumer-packaged goods category

*This program is not designed for alcoholic beverage companies, we have a separate program designed just for them!

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