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A Kitchen Incubator for Food Startups

Food Startup 101

In partnership with the Iowa Western Small Business Development CenterFood Startup 101 is the first step toward starting a food business. This two-hour course is designed to help pre-launch food entrepreneurs – or anyone who has ever thought about starting a food business – understand the steps from idea to business.

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The region’s largest incubator for food entrepreneurs

Kitchen Council is a food startup incubator designed to lower barriers to market entry for food entrepreneurs. Through shared commercial kitchen space and accelerator programming, Kitchen Council aims to increase the startup success and expand inclusivity into “the new food economy.”

According to the Specialty Food Association, the food economy exceeds $100 billion annually. Food accelerators address the need for “foodpreneurs” to tap into a lively production space that offers collegial support, business counseling and assistance with licensing and certification.

Kitchen Council is a project of the Greater Omaha Chamber and community partners, Iowa West FoundationCouncil Bluffs ChamberConagra Brands, and the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

The 2,500-square foot Kitchen Council facility includes a fully-equipped commercial kitchen, as well as access to business-development assistance and additional resources. The startup accelerator will expand to its colocation, the PACE Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center, in 2019.

COMMERCIAL KITCHEN

Equipment
Storage Space
Flexible Hours
Deep Cleaning Included
Trash/Recycling

BUSINESS ADVICE

Legal
Accounting
Marketing
Planning
Sales

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Workshops
Tasting Events
Industry Expertise
Co-working
Introductions

COMMERCIAL KITCHEN

Equipment
Storage Space
Flexible Hours
Deep Cleaning Included
Trash/Recycling

BUSINESS ADVICE

Legal
Accounting
Marketing
Planning
Sales

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Workshops
Tasting Events
Industry Expertise
Co-working
Introductions

A special thanks to our additional supporters: Conagra Brands and Iowa Economic Development Authority