New incubator cooking up a storm

Passionate experts in the food industry have banded together to create a new incubator program for budding food entrepreneurs that aims to help get their ideas off the ground. The organisation is particularly supportive of the newly emerging business model for food startups, involving trialling ideas and products in temporary/mobile settings like pop-up restaurants and vans. 

Kitchenette was founded by Cynthia Shanmugalingam, who has experience with startups and social enterprise, earlier this year. The first few companies have already been signed up, and it is currently accepting applications for admission in January 2014.

Successful entrants will be enrolled on a 12 week program of mentoring and workshops led by experts in the field, being able to try out their ideas in practice during that time. At the end, businesses will be advised on how to find funding. In return, Kitchenette will take a 5-10% stake in the business.

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