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LABS Pre-Accelerator for Northern New Mexico Food Entrepreneurs

Are you a passionate and determined founder of a startup that is just getting revved up? Creative Startups LABS may be right for you! Entrepreneurs building local food startups tackling challenges (and opportunities!) such as climate change, food waste, localizing food systems, and building healthier communities are encouraged to apply.

Creative Startups LABS Pre-Accelerator for Food Entrepreneurs is designed to move entrepreneurs from early concept, past prototyping, and into the market quickly.
During the intensive four-week program, you will focus on identifying a market entry strategy, pursuing early customers, and creating a minimum viable product. Concepts including customer discovery and development, business formation and structures, cash flow projections, and creating a sales pipeline are covered. Startups will meet in person to work with Creative Startups faculty, mentors, and market leaders.

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LABS Pre-Accelerator for Northern New Mexico Food Entrepreneurs

Are you a passionate and determined founder of a startup that is just getting revved up? Creative Startups LABS may be right for you! Entrepreneurs building local food startups tackling challenges (and opportunities!) such as climate change, food waste, localizing food systems, and building healthier communities are encouraged to apply.

Creative Startups LABS Pre-Accelerator for Food Entrepreneurs is designed to move entrepreneurs from early concept, past prototyping, and into the market quickly.
During the intensive four-week program, you will focus on identifying a market entry strategy, pursuing early customers, and creating a minimum viable product. Concepts including customer discovery and development, business formation and structures, cash flow projections, and creating a sales pipeline are covered. Startups will meet in person to work with Creative Startups faculty, mentors, and market leaders.

On-boarding: March 16th-20th : In-person meeting Monday 4-6pm
Online and in-person courses: March 23rd-April 10th - In-person meetings Mondays and Wednesdays 4-6pm
Deep Dive: All day Thursday and Friday April 16th-17th
Demo Day: Saturday April 18th 1-3pm

Wondering if your startup is a fit for Creative Startups? Here are a few of our alumni startups:
~ Eat Me Ice Cream: Exceptionally yummy non-dairy and vegan ice cream
~ Viavii: Local food and culture tourism experiences
~ Organic Press Juice: Unique juice blends using all organic ingredients
~ The Feasting Place: A Pueblo Cooking Experience
~ So Tasty Pies: Handmade Jamaican style "empanadas"
~ L'Atelier du Miel: Local honey production

Our mentors have deep expertise in fields ranging from organic agriculture to food distribution systems. For more information please visit: www.creativestartups.org/labs

The 2019/2020 LABS fee is $175 per person, once accepted into the program.
There is no fee to apply.
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Alice Loy, PhD
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Alice Loy, PhD Love creatives and startups. Working with entrepreneurs since 1995.
Ginny Sterpka
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Ginny Sterpka Program Manager: Community Based Programs @ Creative Startups
Julia Youngs
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Julia Youngs Acceleration Program Manager
Vatsal Shah
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