Call for Business Plans-StartUp Kitchen 2014

February 10, 2014

Apply to the Spring 2014 StartUp Kitchen– Get 8 weeks, 140 hours of mentoring, space, PR and the ability to test your concept!

StartUp Kitchen is an eight-week rapid incubator for culinary entrepreneurs including formal mentorship with a DC based business owner and opportunity to partner with a local restaurant to temporarily operate their food concept in a restaurant setting without the risk and investment normally required.

Through a competitive process modeled on the Kauffman Foundation’s StartUp Weekend, food entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to present their concepts before a panel of food industry veterans who will critique their business plans, offer constructive advice and review the general soundness of the concepts. The selected winner of the competition will be given access to an existing restaurant during its off hours, mentorship of the incubating business owner and team of experts as well as assistance marketing and running a ticketed Pop-Up of their concept for six weeks. The restaurateur will receive 75% of ticket sales from restaurant as well as feedback from the consumers dining.

The long-term goal is the growth of food entrepreneurs with lost cost incubation.

Deadline is February 14.

More details and application HERE.

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