Chobani Launches Support System for Small Businesses

The Chobani Food Incubator will help food entrepreneurs get up and running through investment and training

The Food Incubator will incubate and cultivate great food business ideas.

Chobani is looking to share and spread the wealth when it comes to cultivating great food ideas to help make the world a healthier and more wholesome place. The Greek yogurt company has just launched the Chobani Food Incubator, which will provide the resources, workspace, and support needed for small businesses in the food world to get their start. The call for pitches will begin in December, and up to 10 business models will be selected in the first round to receive the full advantages of being a member of the Food Incubator.

“We believe that access to nutritious, delicious food made with only natural ingredients is a right, not a privilege,” Chobani explained on the Food Incubator website. As we’ve grown, our mission has taken us beyond the food we make and into the broader communities we reach … this inspired us to create the Chobani Food Incubator — to help nurture, support, and celebrate today’s entrepreneurs who have founded young and growing companies inspired by our same beliefs, so that together we can positively shape the food industry of tomorrow.”

The Incubator itself will be based in New York City, where each of the selected companies will be allowed to use shared kitchen space and work in collaboration with the Chobani leadership team while taking advantage of classes and training programs during the six-month program. The call for pitches is open to any and all future (or present) food moguls and entrepreneurs. 

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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi