Wisconsin FFI FaBcap Accelerator

FFI FaBcap is 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 have moved to from FaB Wisconsin to FFIRead about the transition here!


What is 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, are selected to be part of the FFI FaBcap accelerator program. In the program, these ten companies, or “Cappers,” will develop their capacity and capability for investment through personalized industry coaching and eight facilitated cohort meetings that touch on a variety of topics. Cappers will also receive a formal introduction at our September FFI FaBcap Accelerator Kick-off Event, present their business to investors at the June FFI commencement event, and receive a $10,000 check made possible by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

FFI Scaler Series: Scale-up Without the Commitment

We also offer the Scaler Series for businesses interested in an extra boost of knowledge to profitably scale and grow. The series offers workshops, a la carte, on topics such as finance and accounting, sales and distribution, marketing and branding, operations and organizational planning, sources and uses of capital, and food safety and GFSI. In addition to the educational aspects, the Scaler Series also creates a space where businesses can network among industry peers in the same stage, sharing resources and findings along the scaling-up journey.


Apply

Learn more about the FFI FaBcap Accelerator program and put your business on our 2021-2022 cohort interest list!
Learn More About FFI FaBcap

Attend

Through the Scaler Series businesses can connect with industry peers in the same stage while receiving focused information to scale-up.
Learn More about the Scaler Series

Sponsor

We are grateful for our sponsors, learn more about who they are and how to become a sponsor.
Learn More about Sponorships

Meet Our Coaches

Core FFI FaBcap Accelerator leadership includes Brad Rostowfske and Tera Johnson. Additional subject matter experts provide training and coaching throughout the targeted topic-focused cohort meetings.

Hear From Past Cappers

If you knew me before this, you would have said, ‘This guy will never get involved in something like this.’ It’s true! But for some reason I did and it has been the best decision I have made so far for Clean Beam!
Mark Cottone
Owner of Clean Beam, FaBcap 2 Graduate
Being part of the Accelerator is like having a large company invest in you without you having to give them equity. The Accelerator gives you time and resources. They will introduce you to people that want to help you succeed. Whether you need help with co-packing, accounting, packaging materials, or marketing, they will introduce you to veteran companies that would be difficult to reach out to on your own. They have a huge network of companies and people that want to work with you because they believe in you.
Sascha Dhanjal
Owner of Saffi Foods, FaBcap 3 Graduate
I encourage my fellow entrepreneurs to tap the cap. While I came from the industry, getting Top Note Tonics off the ground was hard work. To have had the FaBcap program series available to us earlier would have put us on a more productive path sooner.
Mary Pellettieri
Owner of Top Note Tonics, FaBcap 1 Graduate

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
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