Startup Next Food and Tech, presented by Land O’Lakes, is a pre-accelerator for startups in the food and tech industry.

Land O’Lakes is a farmer owned cooperative, so companies anywhere in the farm to fork food chain are invited to apply. We’d love to see anything from innovative consumer products to traceability tools, distribution, supply chain efficiency, safety, food processing and logistics innovation. We’re open to innovation in the retail, foodservice, industrial or other channels. Startup innovations relevant to the dairy industry, from dairy farmers to transportation, processing and products, will be of particular interest.

Entrepreneurs will gain hands-on mentorship and education during the program, culminating in a Demo Day event. Land O'Lakes will provide expertise and mentorship to program participants in conjunction with leaders from the Minneapolis startup ecosystem.

This is a non-resident, part-time program, so founders are able to stay focused on their busines...
Startup Next Food and Tech, presented by Land O’Lakes, is a pre-accelerator for startups in the food and tech industry.

Land O’Lakes is a farmer owned cooperative, so companies anywhere in the farm to fork food chain are invited to apply. We’d love to see anything from innovative consumer products to traceability tools, distribution, supply chain efficiency, safety, food processing and logistics innovation. We’re open to innovation in the retail, foodservice, industrial or other channels. Startup innovations relevant to the dairy industry, from dairy farmers to transportation, processing and products, will be of particular interest.

Entrepreneurs will gain hands-on mentorship and education during the program, culminating in a Demo Day event. Land O'Lakes will provide expertise and mentorship to program participants in conjunction with leaders from the Minneapolis startup ecosystem.

This is a non-resident, part-time program, so founders are able to stay focused on their business and product, while getting invaluable help from the mentors to get better prepared for an accelerator or a seed round. The program is free of charge and no equity is taken.

Even though Startup Next is part of Techstars, it’s not exclusively preparing startups for Techstars accelerator programs. Startup Next has helped more than 50 startups get into various top accelerators and raise more than $50 million dollars in funding. See our success stories and case studies (startupnext.co/success-stories).

If you have any questions or you're not sure if this is a fit for your startup, check out the FAQs (startupnext.co/overview/faq) and feel free to reach out to landolakes@startupnext.co with any other questions.
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