Meet the Second Springboard Incubator Program Class
PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 5, 2019--
Springboard, a platform launched by Kraft Heinz in 2016 to nurture,
scale, and accelerate growth of disruptive brands, announced its second
Incubator Program class. The program was created to help nurture and
develop the next generation of food & beverage brands, while staying
close to entrepreneurs, new ideas and consumer trends. The second
Incubator class continues the vision and includes Blake’s Seed Based,
BRAMI, Ka-Pop! Ancient inGRAINed Snack Co™, Origin Almond®, and Tiny
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All Incubator teams fall strongly within at least one of the Springboard
committed growth pillars: Natural & Organic, Specialty & Craft, Health &
Performance, and Experiential brands. Over the course of the next 16
weeks, the selected startups will participate in a dynamic program
composed of learning, funding, infrastructure access, and mentorship in
Springboard is also announcing the application period for the third
incubator class is open now until June 14th for the fall
program which will take place August 5th through November 22nd.
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Growing up with a deathly nut-allergy, Founder, Blake Sorensen, was
frustrated with the lack of allergen-free snack options on the market.
So, he began to make bars in his kitchen, using seeds instead of nuts.
Blake quickly realized people with and without food allergies enjoyed
them. Blake’s Seed Based mission is to make seed based, Top 8
Allergen-Free snacks accessible to everyone. Blake’s Seed Based products
are not only delicious and safe for most eat, but they also donate a bar
to a school in need for every box purchased. All great reasons to try
In their Brooklyn test-kitchen, BRAMI reimagined lupini beans, a fresh
legume snack beloved in the Mediterranean since Ancient Roman times.
BRAMI beans are packed with plant protein and fiber with a fraction of
the calories, carbs, fat and sugar of other snacks, so you can satisfy
your hunger without compromising your diet. Marinated and packaged fresh
out of the pickling barrel, BRAMI offers one of the few shelf-stable
snacks that isn’t baked, dried or fried, and something totally
differentiated to the growing functional snack category.
Ka-Pop! Ancient inGRAINed Snack Co™ has the mission to always be tasty,
nutritious, and satisfying. Founder, Dustin, was tired of compromising
taste for boring, empty, better for you snacks, so he created his own.
Ka-Pop! is delicious and powered by ancient grains to bring fun and
nutrition together. Ka-pop! wants you to save your snack time from
boring “good for you” snacks that don’t deliver on taste and to replace
those empty calories with protein, fiber, omega-3s, potassium, and
vitamins. Take that regular snacks, and try Ka-Pop!
Origin Almond® believes the first step to better health is the reduction
of excess sugars, especially the hidden sugars found in perceived
healthy foods such as fruit juices. Founder, Jake Deleon, had a unique
solution: Juice almonds instead of sugary fruits! Origin Almond® uses
cold-press technology to extract the liquid essence of almonds. This
Cold-Pressed Almond Juice offers the fresh & lightly sweetened taste of
premium fruit juices minus the excess sugar & carbs. Each flavor
contains as low as 1g of sugar per bottle and is infused with a rainbow
of superfoods and adaptogens to provide added functional benefits. Love
juice again with Origin Almond® and see why almonds make for better
juice! Origin Almond® is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).
Danielle Calabrese, mom of two and CPG entrepreneur, enlisted help from
friend and Chef, Gregg Drusinsky to create a delicious and sustainable
plant based snack brand for future-forward kids and parents. Together,
they built a fun and empowering brand to fuel the superheroes of
tomorrow. Their first product is a plant based yogurt that is certified
organic and non GMO with no added sweeteners. Tiny Giants believes that
healthy bellies equals happy kids and they are on a mission to change
the way kids snack.
“We had an incredibly competitive group of applicants. All five
companies in our second Incubator class offer delicious products that
cater to the better-for-you offerings consumers are demanding,” said
Kelly Reinke, Springboard Incubator Lead. “Springboard exists to help
shape the future of food, and we are confident our next class does just
Springboard will be participating in Expo West, in Hall E booth 5576,
where you can find the first and second incubator classes sampling along
with Primal Kitchen.
For additional information on Springboard and to apply to the
Springboard Incubator, visit www.springboardbrands.com.
ABOUT THE KRAFT HEINZ COMPANY
For 150 years, we have produced some of the world’s most beloved
products at The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC). Our Vision is To
Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World. We are one of the
largest global food and beverage companies, with 2018 net sales of
approximately $26 billion. Our portfolio is a diverse mix of iconic and
emerging brands. As the guardians of these brands and the creators of
innovative new products, we are dedicated to the sustainable health of
our people and our planet. To learn more, visit http://www.kraftheinzcompany.com/
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