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Our goal is to build a robust and continually expanding resource section including information on incubators, vendors, packaging, ingredient and equipment suppliers, marketing and design agencies, distributors, co-packers, consultants, investment opportunities and more.  
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NON-ACADEMIC FOOD INCUBATORS (outside NYC metro)
UNIVERSITY INCUBATOR & FOOD SCIENCE CENTERS

 Collaborate with us and your fellow foodpreneurs.  Send us information on the resources and vendors you find so that we can add to this list and together we can continually grow this into something that can be helpful to all food startups. 

Many of the below have educational programs for food entrepreneurs, test kitchens, testing labs and fairly extensive resource sections of their own.

 

LSU AgCenter Food Incubator

Perdue University Extension Local Food Program

Perdue University Food Science Pilot Lab

Cornell University Food Venture Center

 

Food Business School (part of Culinary Institute of America)

Penn State University Extension - Food Safety & Processing

Rutgers University Food Innovation Center

University of Nebraska Food Processing Center

EDUCATION - INFORMATIONAL GUIDES & ARTICLES
LISTINGS OF CO-PACKERS & COMMERCIAL KITCHENS
FOOD INDUSTRY MEDIA

CONSUMER CROWDFUNDING

PieShell - the only crowdfunding site dedicated to food businesses

Kickstarter

Indiegogo

Barnraiser

 

EQUITY CROWDFUNDING

Article about equity crowdfunding (source: Crowdcrux)

Circleup

SeedInvest

ANGELS 

FoodAngels

FoodShed Angel Investors

PITCH COMPETITIONS

FoodBytes by Rabobank

Slow Money Good Food Spotlight

Naturally Boulder PitchSlam

Great list of competitions by type from RealFoodMBA

TRADE ORGANIZATIONS & SHOWS

Project Nosh:Conferences, content and a job board (part of BevNet)

New Hope Network: This the company behind the two large-scale natural and organic food industry trade shows. Expo East in Boston or Baltimore during Fall and Expo West in Anaheim.  Publishes several industry newsletters and features a great resources section on their site.

 

Specialty Food Association: SFA organizes Winter Fancy Food in San Francisco and Summer Fancy Food Show in NYC

INBIA is a non-profit organization that provides education, global collaboration, mentorship and best practices in business incubation.
 

GMA (Grocery Manufacturers Association)

 
New York State Restaurant Association 

New York State Small Food Processors Association

Natural Gourmet Institute

The New York City Hospitality Alliance  

Naturally Boulder

FOOD TECHNOLOGY

Sandy Cook: Sandy is a CRC (Certified Research Chef) with RCA (Research Chefs of America) and holds a BS In Food Science from Rutgers University

P: 609 580 4410

email: technochef1@gmail.com

Institute of Food Technologists

You can use the IF database to ‘find a food scientist “ in your area. The database is comprised of  IFT members and Food Science Ambassadors who are willing to provide more information about the field of food science and point you in the right direction.  IFT’s website also offers a services directory 

INVESTMENT SOURCES
Great directory on funding sources for food business (Michigan State University)

ARIZONA

Cook Tucson, Tucson

CALIFORNIA

Crafted Kitchen, Los Angeles

Forage Kitchen, Oakland

LA Prep, Los Angeles

Oceanside Commercial Kitchen, Oceanside

La Cocina, San Francisco

Sae Kitchen, San Marcos

Kitchentown, San Mateo

The Food Factory, Sacramento

The Kitchen Terminal, Redondo Beach

CANADA

The Cauldron Kitchen, Inc., Ottawa

COLORADO

Kitchen Coop, Broomfield

FLORIDA

The Kitchen 24, Oldsmar

MISSOURI

Ennovation Center, Independence

The Creative Cookery, St. Louis

NEBRASKA

The Kitchen Council, Omaha

PENNSYLVANIA

YorKitchen, York

RHODE ISLAND

Pilotworks, Providence

Hope & Main, Warren

TENNESSEE

Citizen Kitchens, Nashville

TEXAS

Pilotworks, Dallas

MARYLAND

B-More Kitchen, Baltimore

TPSS Community Kitchen, Takoma Park

MASSACHUSSETS

Worcester Regional Food Hub, Worcester

CommonWealth Kitchen, Dorchester

MICHIGAN

Can Do Kitchen, Kalamazoo

Detroit Kitchen Connect, Detroit

Flint Food Works, Flint

Proud Mitten Shared Kitchen, Plymouth

MINNESOTA

City Food Studio, Minneapolis

Kindred Kitchen, Minneapolis

Kitchen in the Market, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Sprout, Little Falls

GEORGIA

PREP, Atlanta

SHARED KITCHENS, Decatur

 

ILLINOIS

The Hatchery, Chicago

Pilotlight, Chicago

 

INDIANA

Art House, Gary

CookSpring, Fort Wayne

Indy's Kitchen, Indianapolis

Nana Clares Kitchen, Valparaiso

Venture Out Business Center, Madison

One World Kitchen Share, Bloomington

KENTUCKY

Incubator Kitchen Collective, Newport

Chef Space, Louisville 

LOUISIANA

Acadiana Commissary Kitchen, Lafayette

Acadiana Incubator Kitchen, Lafayette

La Cucina, Lake Charles

New Orleans Food & Farm Network, New Orleans

 

MAINE

Fork Food Lab (Pilotworks), Portland 

MEETUPS (mostly NYC metro)

Food-Tech Connect

Community Table - A monthly round table discussion for Food Entrepreneurs, Students, Consultants, Investors, Eaters – anyone in the food space interested in sharing problems and ideas, getting and giving feedback and making meaningful connections. Held at NYU. Contact Patricia Duffy for info.

Long Island Food Council

Co-Packer Consultants 

Tell them what you need and they try to help you find a manufacturer.

The Best Part? It's free! The manufacturers pay them.

Sean Lippay, Strategic Solutions

Ricardo Cordero, Ricardo Food Group