MINNESOTA'S FIRST PURPOSE-DRIVEN CONSUMER PRODUCTS ACCELERATOR

We accelerate innovation & entrepreneurs within the consumer products industry. We accomplish this through our best in class accelerator program driven by a community of serial entrepreneurs and industry experts.

Impact SKU Accelerator

SKU has partnered with FINNOVATION Lab and two of Minnesota’s great CPG companies: General Mills, 301 Inc. division and The Stable to create the ImpactSKU Accelerator. Kicking off in June, the 12-week program, ImpactSKU provides each company with best-in-class core curriculum and a deeply customized, mentor led, experience.

The Program

  • 12-week program running June to August.
  • Curriculum covers topics important to startups, including Mission + Vision, Branding, Channel Strategy, Finance and Legal.
  • Five companies supported by 40 mentors.
  • Participating companies receive $20,000 at end of program.

ImpactSKU is for purpose-driven ventures with business models that support environmental sustainability, fair labor practices, ethical supply chains, and healthy communities. By focusing on social impact, we aim to support entrepreneurs who know that long term growth is based on business practices that protect the planet’s resources and nurture wellbeing for everyone.

About SKU

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.

ABOUT FINNOVATION LAB

FINNOVATION Lab encourages the expansion of economic equity and opportunity by supporting entrepreneurs who build business models that positively impact people, communities, and the environment.

Are you a CPG entrepreneur?

Impact SKU Classes begins June 2, 2020.

Sponsorship Opportunities

SKU has become a powerful hub for sponsors, mentors and entrepreneurs and we realize the value that our community provides.

Mentor Opportunities

ImpactSKU differs other incubators and accelerators because mentorship goes deep.