Good Food Accelerator Application Info Session and Happy Hour

Monday, Sept 16

4:00-6:30PM, 1871 Chicago



Applications are now open for the 6th Cohort of the Good Food Accelerator!

Join us on Monday, September 16 for the Accelerator’s Application Info Session and Happy Hour to learn more about the program and meet our network!

Are you a Good Food entrepreneur who is ready to take your business to the next level? The Good Food Accelerator gets emerging Good Food CPG brands ready for prime time, giving them the skills to scale up — and we are now recruiting for our 6th Cohort, which will take place from January to June 2020!

Join us for an information session and happy hour at 1871, home of the GFA, to learn more about the program and connect with our staff, mentors and alumni! We hope it will persuade many of you entrepreneurs to apply for the 6th Cohort by the October 1 deadline.


4:00-4:45 p.m.: GFA Breakdown

Meet the GFA staff and learn the ins and outs of the nation’s original Good Food Accelerator focused on building supply chains for sustainable local food.

4:45-5:45 p.m.: GFA Mentor and Alumni Panel

Get an exclusive inside look at the GFA from the perspectives of our distinguished program mentors and alumni.

Moderated by Shelby Parchman, GFA Growth & Advancement Strategist


Brittany Chibe, Within Without, GFA Cohort 5

Giorgios Karayannis, Kolossos, GFA Cohort 5

Jordan Buckner, TeaSquares, GFA Cohort 3

Michele Gazzolo, Fruitbelt, GFA Cohort 3

Michelle Calcagni, PhoneBox Group, GFA Super Mentor

Greg Christoff, Abbey Paving, GFA Super Mentor

Bob Gillespie, GFA Finance & Innovation Strategist

5:45-6:30 p.m.: Networking Happy Hour

Connect with our GFA community over light bites and drinks!