The Incubator Program
Due to the highly personalized suite of resources and mentoring, the Incubator Program only accepts small cohorts about 2-5 businesses at a time. Businesses Incubation lasts up to 5 years. Incubation includes:
- 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 develop individualized benchmarks and work with program staff to ensure benchmarks are met. Businesses also 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.
Current Incubator Program Participants:
Feel Good Vegan- Feel Good Vegan makes several types of vegan meats. Our mission is to “Feel Good, Eat Good, and Do Good”. Our company is all about doing things that make us feel good about ourselves, which can be done through a multitude of ways, but we want to make people feel good about themselves by encouraging them to chase their dreams and by providing them food that doesn’t compromise our planet.
Fork Fire- Fork Fire is a is an Organic Specialty Food startup based in Rocklin. We make marinades and dressings that are organic. Made by hand in small batches. Made with locally sourced ingredients when possible. We are excited about the launch of Fork Fire. We can’t wait to share our entire line of specialty food with you.
Grill Factor Meal Prep- Grill Factor specializes in smoked meats and delicious prepped meals for busy people.
Hooked on Paella- Latina owned catering company dedicated to making high quality paellas, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients within a 50-mile radius. We offer catering services as well as interactive outdoor cooking classes for private parties and local events. Allow us to make your next event a fun, festive, delicious, and memorable occasion. Are you ready to be hooked?
Meza California- Arab-inspired shared plates and fresh bread with California local ingredients and flavors from the homelands. I’ve been a community organizer for the last five years fighting on the frontline with workers and residents, I really want to build deeper connections with my community.We specialize in fresh baked bread and passed small plates – perfect for your gathering, wedding, or event.
Puzz E. Gata Jamaica- Puzz E. Gata Jamaica is an artisan brewed hibiscus tea. At Puzz E. Gata Jamaica, we transform the beautiful hibiscus sabdariffa flower into flavorful teas steeped in the traditions of Mexico. Puzz E. Gata Jamaica is a queer woman of color owned small business located in Sacramento, California.
The Burnt Skillet- Provides plant forward vegan soul food catering and pop-ups.
S.H.E.- Southern Hospitality Eats- makes Southern inspired baked goods and treats
Sugar Coated Cupcakes- Sugar Coated Cupcakes, a Gourmet Mobile Cupcakery owned by Mother-Daughter duo LaQueanya & Mechiala Henry.