FFI FaBcap Accelerator has transitioned into the Fellows Program which will expand to serve food brands, value-added farms, and processing entities. Check out the FFI Fellows Program here!
Wisconsin FFI FaBcap Accelerator was a nine-month business and finance accelerator, designed to build the capacity and capitalization of Wisconsin growing food and beverage companies, positioning them for sustainable success.
The FaBcap Accelerator and Scaler Series were developed by FaB Wisconsin. In 2020 these two programs transitioned from FaB Wisconsin to FFI – Read about the transition here!
What was the FFI FaBcap Accelerator?
Each year, ten emerging Wisconsin-based food, beverage, ingredient, packaging, equipment manufacturers, or technology companies, with demonstrated sales and ambitions to grow their business, were selected to be part of the FFI FaBcap accelerator program. In the program, these ten companies, or “Cappers,” developed their capacity and capability for investment through personalized industry coaching and eight facilitated cohort meetings that touched on a variety of topics. Cappers also received a formal introduction at our September FFI FaBcap Accelerator Kick-off Event, presented their business to investors at the June FFI commencement event, and received a $10,000 check made possible by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). Learn more about the program here.
Meet Our Coaches
Core FFI FaBcap Accelerator leadership included Brad Rostowfske and Tera Johnson. Additional subject matter experts provided training and coaching throughout the targeted topic-focused cohort meetings.
Cappers received one-on-one general business coaching from Brad Rostowfske, FFI FaBcap Program ManagerLearn More About Brad
Cappers received one-on-one financing coaching from Tera Johnson, Founder and Director of the Food Finance Institute
Hear From Past Cappers
The accelerator is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Email us or call 608-263-7794.