Wakanda Accelerator Program


Accelerant Journey

Acceleration Program

The acceleration program will guide each participant through the growth stages of a food business or the fine-tuning of a product or service and provide them with specific tools to scale and run a professional business.

Practical, hands on experience

Mentoring and coaching specific to entrepreneurs development stage

The program will include training that includes health and safety regulations, product, marketing, finances and operations and masterclasses and other workshop session

Foodpreneurs will be offered to join as members, to access to additional resources including a shared kitchen on a membership basis

They will have access to additional support to grow; including production improvements, pitching, finding new distribution channels, hiring staff, managing finances, facilitated connections to strong industry networks across the supply chain

Accelerants and incubates will also benefits from yearly B2B events, conferences, workshops and industry visits, networking events

Program Value Proposition

To help support the local economy and create economic transformation

Exposure to retailers, distributors and food ecosystem trailblazers

To support the entrepreneur’s business as they grow and scale

Facilitating outtake partnerships/agreements in the food ecosystem

Business model validation and prototyping aiming at fundraising and go-to-market strategy

To be part of a cohort of like minded entrepreneurs in the food ecosystem and build and retain these networks for life

Hub center support, including membership access to a number of operational facilities

Work directly with valuable mentors to become an impact driven organisation

Learn from cross cutting and multidisciplinary networks of corporate executives, successful entrepreneurs, private firms and investors

Access to cutting edge food technology and curated platforms to ease access to market.

Training, masterclasses and workshops on fundamental business skills, such as commotion, sales, negotiation etc

Memberships are given to paid members and entails access to the following services:

1. Full time access to shared production space such as a co-working spaces, dark kitchens

2. Closed personal storage units, including fridges and freezers

3. Access to a network of partners for operational support (admin, accounting, legal, HR etc)