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Looking to start a business in the Food and Beverage industry?

You've come to the right place.

The accelerator and incubator ecosystem is continually expanding, so you'll want to keep track of them all.

To help you, we've put together an exhaustive list of 41 of the best incubators and accelerators in the Food and Beverage industry.


The 41 Best Food and Beverage Accelerators and Incubators

1) Brinc

1) Brinc

Brinc is a venture financing and accelerator organization that helps game changers solve some of the world's most difficult problems.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Hong Kong
  • City: Central
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Bashar Aboudaoud, Bay McLaughlin, Manav Gupta
  • Number of investments: 127
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 10

You can find their website here.

2) Elemental Excelerator

2) Elemental Excelerator

Elemental Excelerator is a startup accelerator that helps startups transform the world one community at a time.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Honolulu
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Dawn Lippert, Jill Sims
  • Number of investments: 68
  • Number of exits: 11

You can find their website here.

3) Big Idea Ventures

3) Big Idea Ventures

Investing in the World's Greatest Entrepreneurs to Solve the World's Biggest Problems

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Andrew D. Ive
  • Number of investments: 59
  • Number of exits: 2
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 20

You can find their website here.

4) Union Kitchen

4) Union Kitchen

By combining our Accelerator with access to our Kitchen, Distribution, and Stores, we create successful food businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Washington
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Cullen Gilchrist
  • Number of investments: 98

You can find their website here.

5) Cleveland Avenue

5) Cleveland Avenue

Cleveland Avenue is a venture fund and accelerator based in Chicago that invests in food, beverage, and technology startups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Chicago
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Don Thompson, J. Skyler Fernandes
  • Number of investments: 22
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

6) H-FARM

6) H-FARM

H-FARM is a cutting-edge platform that was founded in 2005 to assist entrepreneurs in launching new ventures and to facilitate corporate digitalization.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Italy
  • City: Roncade
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Giuseppe Miroglio, Maurizio Rossi, Riccardo Donadon
  • Number of investments: 87
  • Number of exits: 15

You can find their website here.

7) Accelerace

7) Accelerace

Accelerace, a business development organization established in Denmark, helps companies with training, investment, and business development.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Denmark
  • City: Copenhagen
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Peter Torstensen
  • Number of investments: 48
  • Number of exits: 7
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

8) The Company Lab

8) The Company Lab

The Company Lab is a nonprofit startup accelerator in southeast Tennessee that promotes entrepreneurship.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Chattanooga
  • Started in: 2010

You can find their website here.

9) Foodland Ventures

9) Foodland Ventures

Foodland Ventures invests in innovation to help the food and beverage industry grow.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Taiwan
  • City: Taipei
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Victor Chen
  • Number of investments: 5

You can find their website here.

10) Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator

10) Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator

The goal is to uncover the top entrepreneurs working on food tech, food supply chain, and AgTech solutions. Cargill and Ecolab were partners.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Saint Paul
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Brett Brohl, Jessica Stalbaum
  • Number of investments: 43
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 13

You can find their website here.

11) Human Ventures

11) Human Ventures

Human Ventures is a business creation platform that includes a venture fund, studio, and business development agency.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Heather Hartnett, Joe Marchese, Maisha Leek, Megan O'Connor
  • Number of investments: 28
  • Number of exits: 4

You can find their website here.

12) Squared Circles

12) Squared Circles

Squared Circles is an operational, branding, financing, and talent-focused startup studio.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Alexander Gilkes, Lukas Derksen, Osman Khan
  • Number of investments: 11

You can find their website here.

13) Relish Works

13) Relish Works

Relish Works is an innovation centre dedicated to disrupting the existing quo and paving the way for the food industry's next development.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Chicago
  • Started in: 2017
  • Number of investments: 6

You can find their website here.

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14) Virtual Network

14) Virtual Network

Since 1997, the Swiss Internet Group has been developing, financing, and incubating digital projects.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Nyon
  • Started in: 1997
  • Founders: Stephane Pictet
  • Number of investments: 32
  • Number of exits: 9

You can find their website here.

15) StartLife

15) StartLife

More than 300 entrepreneurs have received funding from StartLife to create technological advances in the fields of Foodtech and Agtech.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • City: Wageningen
  • Started in: 2010
  • Number of investments: 20
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

16) The Kitchen - FoodTech Hub

16) The Kitchen - FoodTech Hub

Investor. Incubator for new technologies. Concentrate on food technology.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Israel
  • City: Ashdod
  • Started in: 2015
  • Number of investments: 15
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

17) Thrive by SVG Ventures

17) Thrive by SVG Ventures

SVG Ventures' Thrive is the top global VC firm in terms of AgTech portfolio size.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Los Gatos
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: John Hartnett
  • Number of investments: 12

You can find their website here.

18) RSE Ventures

18) RSE Ventures

RSE Ventures is a private equity business focused on sports and entertainment, media and marketing, food and lifestyle, and technology.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Matt Higgins, Stephen M. Ross
  • Number of investments: 30
  • Number of exits: 10

You can find their website here.

19) WNT Ventures

19) WNT Ventures

From Garage to Greatness, WNT Ventures exists to champion and inspire New Zealand pioneers at the start of their frontier tech adventure.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: New Zealand
  • City: Tauranga
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Beppie Holm, Carl Jones, Ian MaCrae, Peter Wren-Hilton, Steve Saunders
  • Number of investments: 18
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

20) Plug and Play Spain

20) Plug and Play Spain

We are Spain's premier innovation platform, connecting the world's best entrepreneurs with industry leaders.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • City: Paterna
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Alberto Gutiérrez, Juan-Luis Hortelano, Ruben Colomer, Saeed Amidi
  • Number of investments: 51
  • Number of exits: 5

You can find their website here.

21) FF2032

21) FF2032

FF2032 is a Lotus Bakeries-led Corporate Venture Capital Fund that invests in later-stage food-related enterprises.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Belgium
  • City: Lembeke
  • Started in: 2019
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

22) BIND 4.0 Open Innovation and Acceleration Program

22) BIND 4.0 Open Innovation and Acceleration Program

BIND 4.0 is a public-private accelerator program that focuses on entrepreneurs in the areas of intelligent industry, clean energy and sustainability, health, and food.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • City: San Sebastian
  • Started in: 2016
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

23) WECOOK

23) WECOOK

WeCook is a collaborative kitchen where restaurants may develop and sell food and beverages.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: South Korea
  • City: Seoul
  • Started in: 2015

You can find their website here.

24) Rocket Seeder

24) Rocket Seeder

Rocket Seeder quickens the pace of food and agriculture development.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: South Melbourne
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Andrew Gregor, David Bray, Jeffrey Bourne, Matthew Pryor
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 9

You can find their website here.

25) ShakeUpFactory

25) ShakeUpFactory

ShakeUpFactory is a FoodTech and AgTech accelerator and investor focused on entrepreneurs and startups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Paris
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Kevin CAMPHUIS, Nicolas RAFFARD
  • Number of investments: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

26) Eleva Food Technology Accelerator

26) Eleva Food Technology Accelerator

Eleva is a Grupo Bimbo accelerator focused on improving the Latin American food sector.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Mexico
  • City: Mexico City

You can find their website here.

27) Accelerice

27) Accelerice

Accelerice is an Indonesian food and beverage knowledge portal. We offer an accelerator program, physical facilities, and a large network in the food and beverage industry.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Jakarta
  • Started in: 2018
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 14

You can find their website here.

28) YEAST.

28) YEAST.

YEAST. is a startup that focuses on the intersection of food, emerging technologies, and urban living.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Shanghai
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Federico Duarte, Matilda Ho
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

29) The Food Foundry

29) The Food Foundry

The Food Foundry aspires to create a prosperous, equitable, and sustainable food system.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2015

You can find their website here.

30) Feast Creative Foods

30) Feast Creative Foods

China Partners I Strategic Investors

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Shanghai
  • Started in: 2018

You can find their website here.

31) Food Centricity

31) Food Centricity

Food Centricity is a California-based accelerator for food startups in the early stages and growth stages.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Founders: Michel Algazi

You can find their website here.

32) Xandance & Partners GmbH

32) Xandance & Partners GmbH

Co-Investment Boutique for Family Offices

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Stäfa
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Werner Schünemann

You can find their website here.

33) Acelera Región

33) Acelera Región

Accelerator program that aids early-stage enterprises in their economic development and job creation.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Colombia
  • City: Cali
  • Number of investments: 16
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 31

You can find their website here.

34) Grocery Accelerator

34) Grocery Accelerator

Grocery Accelerator mentors and invests in early-stage food and beverage start-ups in the United Kingdom.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Paddy Willis, Rob Ward, Simon Lacey
  • Number of investments: 14
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 48

You can find their website here.

35) Creative Startups LABS: Santa Fe

35) Creative Startups LABS: Santa Fe

Creative Startups LABS: Santa Fe is a pre-accelerator for food entrepreneurs in Northern New Mexico.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Santa Fe
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 1

You can find their website here.

36) ToasterLAB

36) ToasterLAB

Vitagora has established ToasterLAB, a FoodTech and AgTech company acceleration program.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Dijon
  • Started in: 2016
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

37) InNegev

37) InNegev

Agri-Food Tech, CleanTech, Industry 4.0; Advanced Technology Incubator

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Israel
  • City: Rahat
  • Started in: 2020
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

38) Relatively Fund

38) Relatively Fund

A pure tech accelerator that develops, operates, and invests in the region's most forward-thinking entrepreneurs and inventors.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Jordan
  • City: Amman
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Mohd Santarissy

You can find their website here.

39) FoodStars

39) FoodStars

Food Innovation, Hortitech, Agritech, Feeding, Sustainability, Vertical Farming, Climate Change

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • City: The Hague
  • Started in: 2017

You can find their website here.

40) The Culinary Accelerator

40) The Culinary Accelerator

Culinary Accelerator provides culinary entrepreneurs with space, equipment, and services to help them take their products from the kitchen to the market.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Immokalee
  • Started in: 2017

You can find their website here.

41) Fast Forward Accelerator

41) Fast Forward Accelerator

Foodlab is a coworking space in Hamburg that supports the development of food start-ups and future catering concepts.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Hamburg
  • Started in: 2019
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

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