Kraft Heinz unveils incubator for 'disruptive' food startups
Kraft Heinz has launched a food and beverage incubator for new “disruptive” startups in the sector.
Named Springboard, the new programme aims to support and develop brands that create healthy, organic and experimental products by giving them access to Kraft Heinz’s distribution and marketing expertise, research and development and consumer insights.
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Held in Chicago, the startup programme will also offer monetary assistance to help build their products and guidance about raising more funding.
Kraft Heinz is the latest consumer goods giant to offer an incubator programme with US food makers such as Campbell Soup Company General Mills and Kellogg Co. also making similar initiatives.
"We are committed to supporting and partner with teams that will impact the future of our industry,” said Sergio Eleuterio, General Manager, Springboard Brands.
“We are actively searching for emergent, authentic brands that can expand into new categories, and are looking to build a network of founders to help shape the future of foods and beverages.”