We’re facing big food challenges, and at Impact Hub King’s Cross, we plan to support innovative food enterprises making an impact.

1.9 million tonnes of food is wasted by the UK food industry every year (Fareshare), 2.2 million British people experience severe food insecurity (The Environmental Audit Committee), and 25% of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the food industry (Food Climate Research Network). The UN says that ‘Sustainable food systems are critical to resolving issues of food security, poverty alleviation and adequate nutrition’.

At Impact Hub King’s Cross, we support change for a better world. So we’re proud to have launched a new Accelerate programme to support innovative food enterprises making the food system more equal and sustainable for people and planet.

This new Accelerate programme follows the success of our Feeding the City: Start Up programme – for entrepreneurs at the start of their journey. The 6-month Feeding the City: Accelerate programme is designed to support the next stage of growth.

This new growth programme was informed by industry professionals and leaders in the space including EIT Food, Sustain, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Charity, Food Chain, Big Society Capital and large scale buyers, to understand the key challenges that sustainable food businesses face when they come to scale. The programme brings together thought leaders in food sustainability, large scale buyers, enterprise support providers and investors with the shared goal of supporting social or environmental impact-driven food enterprises to grow and flourish. 

Participants will gain access to expert business analysis, mentoring and support from experienced coaches and industry heavyweights, six month’s membership to Impact Hub King’s Cross and the opportunity to meet and network with buyers, including supermarket chains, restaurants and major contract catering companies.

Applications close on 9 February 2020

Find out more and apply: https://kingscross.impacthub.net/ftc-accelerate

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