The FaBcap Accelerator and Scaler Series have moved to FFI, read about the transition here!
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.
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 kick-off meeting, 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.
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.