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This Free South Florida Based Incubator Wants to Help You Launch Your Food and Beverage Business

Free South Florida Food and Beverage Success Incubator Launched by Hospitality Industry Heavyweight

Hy-Lo News Staff Report

Junction Halls Hospitality Management is calling all South Florida food and beverage-based culinary entrepreneurs to savor the opportunity of a lifetime.

In partnership with the Knight Foundation, University of Miami School of Architecture, Medium Four Idea and Design, Sips Eatery and Miami Bayside Foundation, growing and established businesses can apply today for a free, six week incubator to bring their dishes to the table.

Beginning September 22, 2020, applicants admitted to the incubator will embark on a six week, 15-person virtual cohort with seasoned restaurant owners, consultants and marketing experts. The program delivers one to one mentorship, individual training for food business success, a $500 marketing stipend and access to an ongoing online portal of program materials and templates.

Members of the cohort will make their virtual experience a reality in pop-up engagements at the newly minted Sips Eatery located in Overtown. Exclusive to and with no cost for the participants, the pop-ups will run for two months giving access to a brick and mortar store front and access to a full commercial kitchen. 

“An excellent adaptation for the Third Place Project that is entirely consistent with the Knight grant and elevates the support for local entrepreneurs in food based businesses. It achieves something we could never pencil out – the commercial kitchen – so this is a home run,” said Chuck Bohl Dean of University of Miami School of Architecture and co sponsor of the Third Place Project Grant that makes this program possible.

Junction Halls is a hospitality management company. Led by Junction Management in a strategic Partnership with the University of Miami School of Architecture, with funding from the Knight Foundation, Junction Halls is creating a community-driven food market, technology, media and public space. The non-profit project provided resources and support to entrepreneurs, creatives and civic leaders.

Potential applicants should have a food-based business of no less than one year, be able to commit to twice-per-week online training, be currently selling their food products on a consistent basis with exceptions of restrictions due to Covid-19, and work in their business full-time or desire to do so.

The program is still accepting applications. Click here to apply today.

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