Un-Age Food Accelerator, powered by Echo for startup food entrepreneurs

Un-Age Food Accelerator, powered by Echo for startup food entrepreneurs

The Un-Age Food Accelerator, powered by Echo, is an intensive acceleration program designed for early-stage startup food entrepreneurs based in Hackney and Waltham Forest looking to take the next step into their business journey.

They awarded “The Un-Age Food Accelerator” project a grant as it meets many of Connecting People and Places’ themes and priorities including collaboration, participation, diversity, engagement, employment, training and wellbeing.

The project also focuses on unemployed people, young people, older people, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people and working-class people, some of the marginalised groups of beneficiaries they want to reach.

About the project

The Un-Age Food Accelerator, powered by Echo, is a six-week intensive acceleration program designed for early-stage startup food entrepreneurs looking to take the next step into their business journey.

The programme includes:

  • 6 weekly masterclasses on core business topics such as digital presence, finance, marketing, storytelling, and more.
  • A peer group of other food entrepreneurs to share skills with and learn from.
  • Opportunities to test and promote your business, and grow your customer base.
  • Access to Echo’s network to access 1:1 support and expertise.

As Un-Age specializes in intergenerational programs they’re particularly keen to hear from business founders who are either under 30 or over 55! But if you’re somewhere in the middle, that’s ok too.

The program is being delivered by expert workshop leaders from Un-Age and Echo’s networks. Participants will also have the chance to test their ideas and menus in local community kitchens.

Eligibility

They are looking for people to take part who are:

  • Based in East London (living or working in either Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham or Waltham Forest).
  • Under 30 or over 55 years of age (but we are open to people outside of this bracket too).
  • Passionate about their food business.
  • Open to sharing and learning with others.

They believe in the power of diversity and are especially interested to receive applications from people from underrepresented groups.

Applications are open until 14 May.

Visit the official site here

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