Funds $ 0 per founder
Takes 0% equity
Offers 17 Mentors
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We increase the footprint of local culinary businesses by bring San Antonio the nation’s first culinary business accelerator. Hatched in January, 2015, our mission is to help entrepreneurs launch sustainable food concepts by providing hands-on mentoring, training, and experiential learning.

Break Fast & Launch was recognized by the White House in November, 2014, as 1 of 50 national recipients of the first SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. The program is powered by Cafe Commerce, the one stop shop for entrepreneurship and small business in San Antonio.

The Cohorts

The Break Fast & Launch program is comprised of two, separate culinary cohorts:

1. Food & Beverage entrepreneurs (Currently Open)
2. Food tech and product creators

Each cohort’s program runs approximately 3 months. All those interested in the program must apply and be able to meet our qualifications for inclusion. The program has no on-going cost once accepted however, a non-refundable application fe...
We increase the footprint of local culinary businesses by bring San Antonio the nation’s first culinary business accelerator. Hatched in January, 2015, our mission is to help entrepreneurs launch sustainable food concepts by providing hands-on mentoring, training, and experiential learning.

Break Fast & Launch was recognized by the White House in November, 2014, as 1 of 50 national recipients of the first SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. The program is powered by Cafe Commerce, the one stop shop for entrepreneurship and small business in San Antonio.

The Cohorts

The Break Fast & Launch program is comprised of two, separate culinary cohorts:

1. Food & Beverage entrepreneurs (Currently Open)
2. Food tech and product creators

Each cohort’s program runs approximately 3 months. All those interested in the program must apply and be able to meet our qualifications for inclusion. The program has no on-going cost once accepted however, a non-refundable application fee of ($75 Early Bird - $100 Apply after December 20th) is required for consideration.
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Nadia Auch
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Nadia Auch President of Cafe Commerce International Public Policy
Ryan Salts
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Ryan Salts Co-Founder & Director Cofounder & Director @BreakFastLaunch, Director of Outreach and Engagement @CafeCommSA, all around doer and connector
Alfred Mesquiti
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Alfred Mesquiti Creative Storyteller, Investment & Pitch Deck specialist. Founder @decksavvy. USC alum, avid traveler & location independent living advocate
Chris Turner
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Chris Turner Husband, Father, Software Engineer, Maker, and Lover of Technology
CJ Petitt
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CJ Petitt Entrepreneur with a heart for small business.
Erik Ford
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Julie King
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Julie King 10+ years mentoring start ups in Houston/ San Antonio, aligning real estate needs with budget, exit strategy, and other corporate goals.
Manny Carral
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Manny Carral High tech sales experience along w/ an entrepreneurial passion. Experience with F100 to VC funded startups. Now focused on small business.
Margot Fuentes
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Margot Fuentes Business Advisor Here to help entrepreneurs launch, grow and sustain their businesses through one-on-one support and access to capital.
Matt White
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Peter French
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Peter French Co-Founder & Mentor Entrepreneur, accelerator co-founder, mentor, and community builder. Passionate about talent, immigration, and innovation.
Robbie Vitrano
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Robbie Vitrano CEO GoodSpread/Innisfree, co-founder Trumpet/IdeaVillage/Naked&Freedom Pizza, BOD: Goldring Culinary Medicine, Hempower, Interaction Assoc.
Steven Darby
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Steven Darby Creative Director @heavyheavyco. Generally no interest in drop shadows, bevels, or glows. I enjoy sincerity.
Todd Moss
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Catherine Locke CEO, Founder at CATHERINE

I am so excited to learn about Break Fast & Launch