The Incubator Program

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After successful completion of AMA training, Alchemy Kitchen participants are eligible to apply for a spot in the Incubator Program. Incubator businesses will work closely with Alchemist CDC staff to develop their businesses, build assets, and achieve benchmarks towards business stability.

Due to the highly personalized suite of resources and mentoring, the Incubator Program will only accept small cohorts of 2-5 businesses at a time. Businesses typically are in the Incubator Program 3-5 years. Incubation will include:

  • One-on-one business support and guidance
  • Advanced mentoring
  • Technical assistance
  • Finding financing options
  • Connections to business opportunities
  • Subsidized access to commercial kitchen space

Incubator Program participants will develop individualized benchmarks and work with program staff to ensure benchmarks are met. Businesses will develop a progression plan for eventual graduation out of the Incubator.

Target participants for the Incubator Program are under-resourced food entrepreneurs from low-income backgrounds or historically disenfranchised populations.

Stay tuned, the Incubator Program will begin accepting applications in late-2019!