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The latest news from Grocery Accelerator

We have a shortlist!

We have a shortlist!

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Things have been busy here at Grocery Accelerator. Thank you to the 120 businesses that applied for our first funding and mentoring programme. We’ve been overwhelmed by the response and the quality and quantity of the applications.

 

Well after much debate, we are delighted to confirm the shortlist of 15 candidates to take forward to the final stage.

 

Each of these 15 have been informed in the last 24 hours. Categories range from teabags to softdrinks, confectionary to baking products. There is an exciting selection and each of the candidate businesses are very different. We are not revealing the names of the finalists at this stage.

 

The next part of the process is the submission of the business plan and due diligence. It’s then about pitching at the trade fair/Finalist day scheduled for Friday 27th March.

 

For those of you that were not successful on this occasion, can we take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for your interest. The competition for the first Grocery Accelerator was very tough. Subject to confirmation, we are hoping to be in a position to run a second cohort later in the year. Stay in touch. We will also be running separate courses, business mentoring and opportunities for business coaching going forward.

 

To our finalists. We want to take this opportunity to congratulate you on getting to the final stage. Things will move fast. We hope to be able to announce the winners on Monday 30th March.

 

Thanks again for your interest.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Simon, Paddy & Rob

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Testimonials:

Clara Vaisse
Clara VaisseSibberi Ltd
"Launching your own business means that you bump into a new question every 15 minutes - the Grocery Accelerator team has all the answers! They have been a real catalyst for Sibberi’s growth. We were really impressed by how hands on the team is."
Anna & Eve
Anna & EveArctic Power Ltd
“The people behind Grocery Accelerator are enthusiastic professionals who have your back throughout every step of the entrepreneurial journey.”
Nick Brake
Nick BrakeRutland Charcuterie Co. Ltd
“Being involved with the Grocery Accelerator is an amazing experience. Being a Grocery Accelerator winner however takes it all to another level – it will undoubtedly be the most important factor in the success of our business.”
Hilary Marsh
Hilary MarshGenius Drinks Ltd
“It’s wonderful suddenly having a team of experienced, intelligent, passionate people who are totally on your side.”
James Dawson
James Dawsont plus drinks Ltd
"Grocery Accelerator has been instrumental in helping us understand the FMCG market and enable us to accelerate our growth in a way we simply couldn't have done alone."
Davina Steel
Davina SteelMannaVida Ltd
"From workshops to mentoring... even holding our hands in crucial meetings... Grocery Accelerator has already taught us more than we could have imagined."
Angus Oliphant
Angus OliphantMiniscoff (Food for Children)
"A great looking glass into the food & drink industry - the challenges, the pitfalls and the possibilities too..."
Morag Pavich
Morag PavichMo's Cookie Dough
"I learned more in three days than I have in a year running my business. Within 1 week of attending, I had secured a meeting with a Waitrose buyer – something which I had not imagined possible before..."

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