SKU Dallas launched Track 2 in August in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The program is supported by the DFW CPG Club. This accelerator focuses on CPG brands with over a $500K in annual revenue. It features a best-in-class curriculum supporting the needs of later stage startups as well as mentorship by successful CPG leaders.
- 12-week program running August 31 to November 30th
- Curriculum covers topics important to startups, including Mission + Vision, Branding, Channel Strategy, Finance and Legal.
- 6-7 companies supported by 60 mentors.
- Participating companies receive $20,000 at end of program.
- Companies need not be based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area
Founded in 2011, Austin-based SKU is the first and leading Consumer Product Goods (CPG) accelerator in the country. CPG entrepreneurs quickly discover that simply having a great product and funding is not all that it takes to grow a successful brand. SKU surrounds stellar startups with a wraparound infrastructure of seasoned Mentors, a customized program, advanced operations support, access to industry expertise, and connections to capital.
Rick Jordan and Richard Riccardi saw a need to bring together the different corners of the consumer products industry in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and created the Greater Dallas Food & Bev Club, later renamed DFW CPG Club. Their goal is to build community between not only emerging brands, but also the distributors, manufacturers, suppliers, VCs, and more that make DFW such an ideal place for a CPG brand to see growth. Their events feature speakers and discussion with local industry leaders to further educate and empower the local CPG community.
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SKU DFW classes begin September 10th, and focuses on later-stage startups with over $500K in annual revenue.
SKU has become a powerful hub for sponsors, mentors and entrepreneurs and we realize the value that our community provides.
SKU differs from other incubators and accelerators because mentorship goes deep. Mentors share in an equity pool of the track companies.