ABOUT FOOD STARTUP BOOTCAMPS
Build your food startup toolkit
A one-day intensive sustainable food business workshop led by top startup instructors and a panel of experienced food entrepreneurs from your city. Learn startup planning strategies through the lens of your existing food business or new food startup idea. Walk away with actionable next steps for building your company and tools you will use throughout your career.
Learn From Experts
Hands-on workshops taught by experienced food entrepreneurs.
Build Your Business Plan
Rapidly draft and workshop an actionable 12-step startup plan.
Grow Your Company
Develop a fundraising strategy that's right for your food startup.
What You'll Learn
Learn the basics of launching and growing a food startup through instruction, hands-on business workshops and exposure to industry experts. The bootcamp introduces vital business concepts including customer discovery, market and industry analysis, financial forecasting, sales and marketing strategy, development of a social mission statement, fundraising best-practices and how to effectively pitch your food startup.
The bootcamp incorporates startup best practices from Silicon Valley with concepts from radical food system innovation, social entrepreneurship and impact investing.
What's included in the price?
- A full day of Food Startup Academy Training
- Access to LFL’s Alumni Meetups and more LFL Alumni Perks
- A delicious and locally sourced lunch
- A course package to take home
Who teaches the Bootcamp?
Bootcamps are taught by LFL's core team of skilled instructors—Krysia Zajonc and Mateo Aguilar—and experienced food startup founders from your city. Meet past panelists from Bootcamps in Los Angeles, New York City and Washington D.C. and San Francisco.
Who should take the Bootcamp?
The Bootcamp is perfect for people interested in using entrepreneurship to build a better food system. Students well suited for our program are those interested in creating startups that offer packaged and prepared food products, catering and food services, urban to medium-scale agricultural products and services, and programs that expand the interest and demand for a more sustainable food system. Not sure if your startup fits into one of these categories? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What size startups should take the Bootcamp?
This course is appropriate for people who are thinking about starting a food business AND for growing food companies. The bootcamp is designed to help you define and execute your most pressing goals whether that be mapping your launch plan or refining your existing operations.
Do I need to be sure of my idea for a startup before taking the Bootcamp?
No, successful startups rely as much on the determination of the entrepreneur as on the idea for a business. If you don't have an idea for a startup but you are committed to helping fix our food system through business, you’ll learn and practice tools that you can use throughout your career. If you have any questions, contact us at email@example.com.
What can I expect to accomplish by the end of the Bootcamp?
- A business plan and investor pitch OUTLINE
- A place in the rapidly growing network of people committed to building the next wave of sustainable food and farm businesses
- Actionable next steps for launching and growing a food startup
Do I need a laptop to participate?
Participants will need to bring their own laptop or a tablet to the bootcamp.