The virtual pitch event featured 12 emerging brands presenting to a national audience of CPG investors, entrepreneurs and industry leaders
June 15, 2022
Founders of the 12 startup brands participating in the Austin and Atlanta cohorts in the SKU (CPG) accelerator celebrated the culmination of the rigorous 12-week program with the premiere of their virtual pitches. The brands span multiple categories, including non-alcoholic cocktails, plant-based burgers, healthy snacks and beauty.
SKU has worked with more than 100 alumni, including a variety of innovative and successful brands, including EPIC Provisions, Siete, DUDE Wipes and Seaweed Bath Co.
April 18, 2022
Ideal candidates are market-validated companies with compelling founders and innovative products in hot categories. Brands can be from a wide range of areas in CPG, including food, beverage, apparel, personal care, and household products..
CPG accelerator kicks off cohorts in Austin and Atlanta with products ranging from prenatal nutrition bars to ayurvedic skincare
January 28, 2022
This is the first year that SKU will run two concurrent tracks, tapping into mentor talent in two regions and enabling a larger number of brands to participate in the accelerator’s acclaimed program. Both cohorts will be hybrid programs with both online and in person programming - a model SKU first adopted during the onset of the pandemic.
Continuous scouting model aims to increase collaboration and speed-to-market for a more sustainable global food system
January 27, 2022
Starting this year, FoodBytes!, Rabobank's discovery platform that champions cross-industry collaboration between the most promising startups, corporates and investors, will move beyond its annual pitch competition and expand to a continuous scouting model, with 15 startups selected to participate in programming every quarter.
Winners recognized for breakthrough solutions in regenerative agriculture, plant-based ingredients, and household product plastic reduction
November 11, 2021
Each winner was selected based on their validated business model, track record of commercial viability, collaborative mindset, and a robust and diverse team to drive meaningful change in their respective sectors - AgTech, Food Tech and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG).
Fifteen startups will showcase innovations at FoodBytes! Pitch on November 10
October 26, 2021
The finalists were chosen amongst the cohort of 45 global startups previously selected as participants in FoodBytes! Pitch 2021, Rabobank's multi-week food and agriculture innovation program that drives collaboration between startups, corporate leaders and investors to develop solutions to food system challenges.
FoodBytes! Pitch attracts hundreds of applicants vying to drive change within global food systems
September 14, 2021
Since originally launching in 2015, FoodBytes! Pitch has become a go-to experience for startups looking to validate and grow their businesses, generate global industry exposure, and access invaluable mentorship, as well as corporate and investor connections.
The startups represent a range of categories, including a cashew vegan queso, inventive mocktails and a subscription company
August 12, 2021
SKU, an accelerator for consumer packaged goods (CPGs), has selected six companies for the second cohort of SKU Dallas. The startups represent a range of categories, including a cashew vegan queso, inventive mocktails and a subscription company that provides unique games for couples to connect.
3rd Annual California Milk Advisory Board and VentureFuel Initiative showcases emerging dairy-based functional food, beverage and beauty products for consumer's changing lifestyles
August 11, 2021
The 2021 Real California Milk Excelerator taps into the thriving functional foods market, which has grown significantly, and is projected to reach more than $275 billion globally by 2025. In this year's competition, each semi-finalist's product is made with cow's milk dairy as the first ingredient, while making up at least 50% of the formula.