Starting a commercial kitchen from scratch is a costly endeavor for food entrepreneurs, but necessary if you want to scale your business. The high cost and challenge of transitioning from a home kitchen to a commercial one can serve as a barrier for many, particularly those from underresourced communities. However, in California, more than 40% of new businesses are founded by immigrants (in contrast to just 25% nationally). How can California support these businesses? Enter food incubators, which support entrepreneurs and give them training and a space to grow their businesses. Join us to learn more about these programs from multiple mission-driven food business incubators from across the country, and how they support women, people of color, and immigrants to bring their food businesses to life.
- Seynabou Sohai / Comal Heritage Food Incubator
- Emiliana Puyana / La Cocina
- Katie Ettman / SPUR
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Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.