BLU1877, the venture firm of Barilla, announced a call for food and agtech startups to participate in its Fall 2020 accelerator program. Dubbed Good Food Makers, the program is a collaboration between BLUE1877 and startup incubator, KitchenTown.
Good Food Makers will be a primarily-remote 8-week program for startups to work directly with Barilla. In a forthcoming press release, BLU1877 said this iteration of the Good Food Makers program will focus on kids’ snacking, alternative channels, traceability systems and regenerative agriculture. Participants should already have a product or solution in the market.
This is the second cohort for the Good Food Makers program, which announced its first batch of participants earlier this year. As we wrote when the program launched:
While there’s no financial investment for startups participating in Good Food Makers, chosen companies get mentorship and collaboration opportunities with Barilla, as well as access to a wider industry network.
Though like so many other accelerators and incubators in this space, the global pandemic has pushed Good Food Makers to go mostly virtual, which, as my colleague Jenn Marston has reported, isn’t all bad. Except, in this case, participants miss out on the chance to visit Parma, Italy.
For those interested in applying for Good Food Makers, applications are open now and will close on August 8, 2020. To apply and for more information go to goodfoodmakers.net.
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