SKU IS THE FIRST AND LEADING CONSUMER PRODUCTS ACCELERATOR
Founded in 2011 in Austin, TX. Since SKU's start (as Incubation Station) in 2011, our 23 alumni companies have gone on to drive over $100M inSKU IS THE FIRST AND LEADING CONSUMER PRODUCTS ACCELERATOR
Founded in 2011 in Austin, TX. Since SKU's start (as Incubation Station) in 2011, our 23 alumni companies have gone on to drive over $100M in annual revenue and raise an average of about $2M in follow-on funding.
We educate and equip companies with market-validated products for growth into world-class brands. SKU surrounds stellar startups with tailored mentor teams of rockstar entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts. Our 14 week intensive program provides exclusive insider access to industry leaders, key retailers, and the tools necessary to accelerate smarter, faster growth.
SKU ACCELERATOR PROGRAMS
At least once per year, SKU accepts applications from consumer product startups for an accelerator program in Austin, Texas. Selected companies meet face-to-face with SKU mentors every Tuesday for 14 weeks.
Companies admitted into the program receive a stipend from SKU as well as access to additional funding sources. In exchange, SKU receives a small equity stake (6-8%) in each company. As startup advisors and patient investors, we are laser-focused on maximizing the odds of long-term success for each of our companies.
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Innovative consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies with market-validated products can apply to SKU to supercharge their growth. We surround our stellar startups with an ecosystem of seasoned entrepreneurial mentors, customized educational content, advanced operations support, and privileged access to funding. We prepare and position our alumni companies to become breakout successes and household names.
SKU mentors are a community of serial entrepreneurs, active investors, and industry experts who are an engaged community of great teachers and experienced advisors. They love to connect with participating startups to help them find the right resources and relationships. SKU mentors also have the opportunity to make early-stage investments in each participating company.
SKU MAY BE FOR YOU IF...
Your consumer product has some degree of traction in a local or regional market.
You recognize the need for savvy and connected partners to take your business to the next level.
You are interested in raising growth capital to scale your operation and to promote your brand.
You want to see your product in shopping carts and households across the country or globe.