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Good Food is local, sustainable, humane, and fair.

The Good Food Business Accelerator gets farm and food businesses ready for prime time, giving them the skills to launch or scale up. Now in its third year, this fellowship program for food and farm entrepreneurs is based at 1871, Chicago’s center of innovation. Fellows are paired with industry-leading mentors and are connected to potential customers and investors. This is the nation’s first business accelerator focused on building supply chains for sustainable local food.

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Accelerator Grads Explain Why Food Businesses Should Apply (by Monday, September 19)

Check out all the great press the Good Food Business Accelerator has received:

2016 Chicago Tribune, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Inno, Good Food on Every Table

2015 Chicago Tribune, Chicago Inno, tech.co, Chicago Tribune

2014 Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Fast Company, Streetwise, Food + Tech Connect.