We want to increase the footprint of local culinary businesses, so we built the nation’s first culinary business accelerator. Hatched in January, 2015, our mission is to help entrepreneurs launch sustainable food concepts by providing hands-on mentoring, training, and experiential learning with a tech influenced approach.
Break Fast & Launch was recognized by the White House in November, 2014, as 1 of 50 national recipients of the first SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. The program is powered by Cafe Commerce, the first stop resource center for entrepreneurship and small business in San Antonio.
The Break Fast & Launch program is comprised of three, separate culinary cohorts:
- Food & Beverage artists and owners
- Product creators and food tech (Applications currently open)
Each cohort’s program runs approximately 8 to 10 weeks and culminates in a demo day event showcasing the talents of the participating entrepreneurs. All those interested in the program must apply and be able to meet our qualifications for inclusion. The program runs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the day.
A Culinary Business is Work
Our curriculum helps bridge the gap between startup and sustainable.
Every cohort is partnered with experienced mentors who help guide and provide sound advice.
You receive business preparation on accounting, marketing, real estate, and business plan creation crucial to long-term success.
Participants have the opportunity to learn from fellow cohorts and share invaluable experiences and lessons.
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