Small Food Startups can Make a Big Difference
The Chobani Food Incubator is a program for companies taking on broken food systems to bring better food to more people. In addition to investment, we give growing food and beverage companies access to our network and expertise in order to scale up their operations and achieve significant growth.
how it works
We look for innovative early stage food and beverage startups.
We provide equity free capital with a $25,000 grant – no strings attached.
We get together regularly for mentorship from Chobani’s leaders in operations, finance, sales, and marketing.
We tap into our extended network of experts, founders, retailers and investors to help your business grow.
What we look for
Doing the right thing
Companies creating delicious, nutritious, natural and accessible food.
Products are accessible and affordable to all.
Purpose-driven companies that want to deliver better food to more people.
Ready to go and grow
Founders can attend monthly sessions during the program from September through December.
In Their Own Words
"We learned so much from the Chobani Food Incubator about moving into retail. We came in as an online-heavy business and graduated 6 months later with a strong retail plan, 150%+ retail growth, and a Whole Foods national rollout approval. None of this would have happened without CFI."
—Justin Mares, Kettle & Fire
"When you're growing quickly, it can be hard to slow down and think long term. Working with Chobani has taught us the importance of thinking 2-3 years out in every single aspect of the business, from customer service to product development."
—Brian Rudolph, Banza
"The Chobani Food Incubator gave us the resources we needed to bring our business to a new stage of growth. But more importantly, we are inspired by Chobani's vision to build a better food system and the friendships we made in the program."
—Ann Yang, MISFIT Juicery