Break Fast & Launch

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About Us

We want to increase the footprint of local culinary businesses, so we built 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 with a tech-influenced approach.

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 Cohorts

The Break Fast & Launch program is comprised of three, separate culinary cohorts. Each cohort’s program runs approximately 8 to 10 weeks and culminates in a demo day event showcasing the talents of the participating entrepreneurs. All those interested in the program must apply and be able to meet our qualifications for inclusion. The program runs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the day.

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A Culinary Business is Work

Our curriculum helps bridge the gap between startup and sustainable.

  1. We Build

    Participants gain sound knowledge to become sustainable, helping to grow their independent culinary business and local community.

  2. We Mentor

    Every cohort is partnered with experienced mentors who help guide and provide sound advice.

  3. We Train

    You receive business preparation on accounting, marketing, real estate, and business plan creation crucial to long-term success.

  4. We Support

    Participants have the opportunity to learn from fellow cohorts and share invaluable experiences and lessons.

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