What is Food-X?
Founded in 2014, FOOD-X is the first international business accelerator program focused on launching food-related ventures with a multi-stage evergreen fund SOSventures. FOOD-X partners with early-stage food entrepreneurs to bring out their best potential and take them and their products and services successfully to market in areas of food&beverage, health, and environment that are ripe for disruption.
In addition to up to $50k per team funding for 8% equity, our New York accelerator space will have regular mentor sessions by luminaries such as Dorothy Hamilton (International Culinary Institute, James Beard Foundation), Dan Barber (Blue Hill, The Third Plate), Ben Cohen (Ben&Jerry), Joel Berg (NYCCAH), Sean O’Sullivan (MapInfo, SOSventures), David Rose (New York Angels), Danielle Gould (Food+Tech Connect), Shawn Broderick (TechStars), Brad Higgins (State Department, Goldman Sachs), Rocco DiSpirito (Union Pacific, A Pound a Day), Danielle Niereenberg (FoodTank), Steve Forte (Zagat.com, Telerik), Krysia Zajonc (Local Food Lab), FOOD-X founder Shen Tong (VFinity, Tiananmen activist), and scores of entrepreneurs, nutritionists, food experts, top chefs, investors, business coaches, academicians, media and design coaches. Whether your solution is upstream or downstream, agricultural or technology-based, we will consider providing funding and mentorship to accelerate your company to do well by bringing real change.