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Twin Cities packaged goods companies earn spots in accelerator cohort ImpactSKU

Six companies consumer products companies have earned a spots in a startup accelerator cohort. The ImpactSKU ’21 program is run by consumer-packaged goods accelerator SKU.

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ImpactSKU Accelerator Announces Selected Brands for Minneapolis Cohort

SKU, an accelerator for consumer packaged goods (CPGs), announced six companies that will participate in the upcoming track of the Minneapolis program, ImpactSKU ’21 kicking off June 1. Each was selected based on the basis of product innovation, market traction, and the passion of founders. This second track follows last year’s 8-week ImpactSKU Preview – a shortened virtual program created when COVID-19 forced a pivot.

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10 startups to join M/O; New program boosts minority-owned ventures

Ten companies are part of the initial cohort at M/O, which focuses on supporting and accelerating minority-owned CPG startups. The program has the backing of two powerful organizations in the entrepreneurial ecosystem: SKU and Naturally Austin.

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How do we make the Austin food scene more diverse? Through programs like this

Today, there are hundreds of food businesses that call Austin home, in part because of several organizations that help launch and support them. But after last summer’s protests brought attention to the lack of diversity in many industries across the country, SKU’s chief operating officer Michelle Breyer started working with Emily Kealey, then the executive director of Naturally Austin, an organization founded in 2019 to support local CPG companies in the natural foods and wellness space, on a program that would specifically support and accelerate businesses owned by people of color.

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Aura Bora makes a splash in sparkling water market

The sparkling water category has experienced explosive growth in recent years as consumers seek healthier alternatives to traditional soft drinks. But about two years ago, Paul Voge and his wife, Madeleine, noticed a gap in the market for premium options featuring elevated flavor profiles. Months of experimentation with a carbonation machine, essential oils and fresh herbs led to the creation of Aura Bora.

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ImpactSKU Kicks Off Its Second Cohort in June

Twin Cities-based cities-based ImpactSKU will kick off its second cohort in June to accelerate the growth of purpose-driven consumer-product (CPG) startups.
Applications are currently being accepted for startups with market traction and annual sales of $100K and above.

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ImpactSKU seeking startups, mentors for upcoming cohort

ImpactSKU, an accelerator program for purpose-driven consumer product startups, is accepting applications for its second cohort beginning June 1.

Early-stage brands with market traction and annual sales of $100,000 or more are encouraged to apply. Applicants must demonstrate business practices promoting environmental sustainability, fair labor practices, ethical supply chains and healthy communities.

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Texas accelerator M/O focuses on boosting BIPOC-owned CPGs

M/O blends hands-on learning opportunities with one-to-one connections to peers and mentors to expedite learning and assist in the acceleration of BIPOC-owned small businesses.

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Local entrepreneur strives to offer healthy, tasty snack option with startup Macro Snacks

Charlotte entrepreneur Justin Wiesehan figured out a way to snack healthy without sacrificing taste. And he wants to share it with everyone.

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A decade of scaling startups

Epic Provisions, Siete Family Foods and Peatos are among the more than 70 companies that have participated in SKU, an Austin,Texas-based accelerator program for consumer product startups.

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SKU Selects Seven Startups for its 9th Cohort in Austin

SKU, an Austin-based consumer packaged goods accelerator, announced it has picked seven companies to participate in its ninth cohort.

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SKU's new CPG startups pitch instant coffee, agua fresca and body care

Austin’s software sector may get the most recognition. But the city’s consumer packaged goods ecosystem is booming right alongside it, churning out new brands that go on to raise big funding rounds or even get acquired.

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Meet Startup Accelerator SKU

For local companies such as Siete Family Foods and Austin Eastciders, it’s the key ingredient to their success.

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SKU CPG accelerator selects cohort of later-stage startups

Five consumer packaged goods startups were chosen to participate in an eight-week curriculum taught by the nation’s top experts; a 16-year-old entrepreneur is also auditing the program.

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SKU DFW: Introducing the Inaugural Cohort for the ‘First Consumer Products Accelerator’

Five consumer packaged goods later-stage startups have been chosen for an eight-week accelerator program taught by the industry’s top experts.

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SKU is bringing its CPG startup accelerator to North Texas

Even if you haven’t heard of the Austin-based consumer packaged goods accelerator SKU, there’s a chance some of their alumni’s brands have ended up in your fridge, pantry or even on your feet.

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Meet Startup Accelerator SKU

What do local brands like grain-free tortilla empire Siete Family Foods, protein snack company Epic Provisions, and cidery Austin Eastciders have in common?

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SKU CPG Accelerator to Expand to Dallas This Fall

Austin-based SKU — the nation’s first accelerator focused on consumer packaged goods (CPG) — will expand into the Dallas-Fort Worth market this fall with a program tailored toward later-stage startups.

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The first and leading Consumer Product Goods (CPG) accelerator

SKU is embarking upon its 8th track to develop a select group of emerging brands with their high powered mentors and custom designed curriculum.

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ImpactSKU Preview Kickoff

SKU has partnered with FINNOVATION Lab and two of Minnesota’s great CPG (consumer packaged goods) companies: General Mills, 301 Inc. division and The Stable to create the ImpactSKU Accelerator.

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SKU Accelerator

This week Axel is digging to all things funding, investing, and growth with Kirstin Ross of SKU. SKU is the go to consumer products accelerator in Texas.

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SKU-Accelerates Innovation & Entrepreneur Success

Founded in 2011, SKU is the first and leading Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) accelerator. SKU accelerates innovation & entrepreneur success by creating a thriving CPG ecosystem.

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Austin-based accelerator SKU opens up applications to CPG brands for sixth year of program

SKU, a business accelerator based in Austin, Texas, is calling for CPG brand applicants as it readies for its sixth year in business.

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3 Of The Best Accelerators: Different Business Models And Sectors -- Sephora, R/GA And SKU

Since they’ve become such a popular form of innovation, I wanted to investigate a few of the best that operate with different business models and strategies, and in different sectors, to see what lessons can be learned.

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NATION’S FIRST CONSUMER PRODUCT GOODS ACCELERATOR SKU PRESENTS SHOWCASE DAY TUESDAY, MAY 14 FOR SEVENTH TRACK

Tickets now available for SKU 7 track finale; see seven companies in the cohort present their final pitches to investors and Austin community with an evening of networking and celebration

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Renamed SKU, Consumer Goods Accelerator Announces New Startup Class

Fresh off a name change, Austin, TX-based consumer goods accelerator SKU has unveiled the seven startups that make up its fourth class.

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Austin-based accelerator SKU opens up applications to CPG brands for sixth year of program

SKU, a business accelerator based in Austin, Texas, is calling for CPG brand applicants as it readies for its sixth year in business.

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