At the intersection of world-class food companies,
chefs and restauranteurs and Silicon Valley innovation,

THE FOOD NEST WAS BORN

This is the San Francisco Bay Area. We exist to enable aspiring food entrepreneurs to share their products and vision with the world. Through a comprehensive curriculum and access to an exceptional collection of mentors, The Food Nest is building a clear path and illuminating the complex process of building a scalable food brand.

THE PROGRAM

Our accelerator is a full immersion program that is designed to take your business from the home kitchen to commercial production and distribution.

WHY JOIN

Our team knows what it takes to differentiate and succeed in the highly competitive and ever-changing CPG and e-commerce industry. We’ve seen it before and will do what it takes to get you ahead of the curve. Whether it’s mentors, capital, events, or resources, we will constantly be striving to strengthen your experience and results. Let’s build your dream company together!

WHO SHOULD APPLY

Entrepreneurs, Founders and Executives of emerging health, wellness and nutrition focused Food and Food Technology companies. Ideal companies should have market traction in at least one geographic area (e.g. Northern California, Southern California, Seattle, etc), achieving at least $500,000 in revenue run rate and interested in obtaining professional mentoring while accelerating their company’s growth.

HOW IT WORKS

Upon acceptance and entering The Food Nest Accelerator, your company will receive an investment of $80,000 for 10% equity of your company. You will experience 9 months of intense curriculum, mentoring and access to a diverse and powerful network of experts.

Turn your passion into your dream company with The Food Nest.

THE FOOD NEST FAMILY

Our management team has deep startup knowledge and an extensive entrepreneur and capital network in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are leveraging the lessons learned and capital earned in Silicon Valley to grow the next generation of food companies.

THE FOOD NEST FOUNDERS

Eric Quick

Eric Quick

Managing Partner, The Food Nest
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Adan Martinez

Co-Founder & Partner, The Food Nest
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Ben Larson

Co-Founder & Partner, The Food Nest