Break Fast & Launch

Culinary Business Accelerator

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One Team, One Goal

We want to increase the footprint of local culinary businesses, so we built the nation’s first culinary business accelerator. Hatched in January 2015, our mission is to help entrepreneurs launch sustainable food concepts by providing hands-on mentoring, training, and experiential learning with a tech-influenced approach.

Break Fast & Launch was recognized by the White House in November 2014, as 1 of 50 national recipients of the first SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.

Built in Community

Hosted twice a year (Spring and Fall) at Launch SA, Break Fast & Launch is comprised of elements from all types of culinary businesses. From brick and mortar, mobile, beverage, manufacturing, and tech, Break Fast & Launch takes early-stage owners through a rigorous, dynamic acceleration program delivered through the insights and perspectives of successful owners in San Antonio.

Applicants interested in participating must apply and be able to meet our qualifications for inclusion. The 10-week accelerator program runs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the day, and concludes with Dinner Day (“Demo Day” in most other accelerators) where participants showcase their culinary talents to the community at large.

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A Culinary Business is Work

Our curriculum helps bridge the gap between startup and sustainable.

  1. We Build

    Participants gain sound knowledge to become sustainable, helping to grow their independent culinary business and local community.

  2. We Mentor

    Every cohort is driven by experienced mentors who help guide and provide sound advice.

  3. We Train

    You receive business insights on accounting, marketing, real estate, and business plan creation crucial to long-term success.

  4. We Support

    Participants have access to our unrivaled community of mentors and alumni who work together to support the growth of culinary business.

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