Applications for Chobani Australia Food Incubator Program closing

Applications for the Australian edition of the Chobani Food Incubator close next week.

Chobani, maker of Australia’s fastest-growing yogurt brand and leading yogurt brand in the United States, announced the launch of an Australian edition of its Chobani Food Incubator in August.

The Program originally launched in the United States to give food start-ups the resources they need to challenge big food companies and give more people access to natural, affordable food.

The Chobani Australia Food Incubator Program includes mentorship, workshops and coaching from Chobani executives, the Monash Food Innovation Centre (FIC) and a range of experts, entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the world of food start-ups. The inaugural cohort of start-up food businesses will be immersed in a customized, hands on experience over four months in 2018.

“We’re really excited by the strength of applications we’ve seen so far. We want the first group of start-ups we select to represent the breadth and entrepreneurship of the Australian food scene,” said Peter Meek, Managing Director Chobani Australia.

“We’ve seen all sorts of businesses come through the US Chobani Food Incubator Program; from fruit-based soft serve and artisan ginger beer, to frozen sauce cubes paired with fish and shelf-stable bone broth.”

The Program is seeking a wide range of Australian based food start-ups to participate and Chobani strongly encourages any interested businesses to apply.

The Chobani Australia Food Incubator Program includes:

  • Incubator Program from February to May 2018
  • 4-day block workshops each month across different Chobani locations and Monash FIC
  • 1-2 team members from each start-up participating onsite with key Chobani team members
  • Equity free capital; $10,000 grant to help grow your business
  • Travel, hotel and other expenses covered
  • Access to Chobani executives, Monash FIC expertise and industry pioneers

Applications close on Thursday 30th November 2017 at 11:59pm.

Image: Professor Nicolas Georges, Monash Director of Food and Agriculture, in the new food Incubator.


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