The HVADC Cultivator
The Farm and Food Business Accelerator
The HVADC Farm & Food Business Accelerator, launched in fall 2016, is an intensive mentoring and training program for Hudson Valley farmers and food entrepreneurs seeking to scale their business, gain access to capital, and build sales.
Through a six-month customized curriculum, participants engage in a series of online training activities, expert instruction, one-on-one mentoring sessions, group interaction and industry networking events to learn how to talk to investors, discover new market opportunities, and pitch to potential funders.
Participants have the opportunity to connect with the growing network of New York City and Hudson Valley-based funders that are seeking to invest in ventures that support the local food system.
The FFBA supports the creation and growth of robust regional supply chains by providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need to be successful. This program is designed to help farmers and food entrepreneurs develop the necessary skills and materials to scale their business, build sales, and access financing sources.