SKU selects startups for diversity-focused accelerator

SKU selects startups for diversity-focused acceleratorAUSTIN, TEXAS — SKU, the Austin-based shopper packaged items accelerator, has chosen three meals and beverage startups to take part in its upcoming program for feminine and numerous entrepreneurs.

Founders will obtain mentorship, networking and training throughout the 12-week program, which begins Aug. 24 and culminates in a pitch occasion in November. The accelerator will provide on-line and in-person programming, with a curriculum spanning such matters as advertising and marketing and model constructing, provide chain, channel technique and extra.

Manufacturers taking part in SKU’s Ladies & BIPOC Observe embrace:

Neeshi, a maker of practical meals based mostly on Ayurvedic ideas and developed to ease menstrual signs;

Phreshly, a model of canned cocktails formulated with regionally sourced elements and tapping into West African flavors and Southern delicacies and tradition; and

The Humble Seed, a startup based by a staff of shopper merchandise veterans providing grain-free crackers made with a six-seed mix.

“I’m most wanting ahead to networking with a few of the greatest and brightest within the CPG area and forging significant connections and collaborations,” mentioned Sarah Meis, co-founder of The Humble Seed. “My dream for The Humble Seed is to disrupt the snack class so your complete household can snack pleased and wholesome.”

Based in 2011, SKU has supported greater than 120 manufacturers, together with Epic Provisions, Aura Bora and Siete Household Meals. 

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