From City Lights Brewing Co. and Valentine Coffee Co. to Funky Fresh Spring Rolls and Soul Brew Kombucha, the FaBcap Accelerator has helped 50 Wisconsin food and beverage companies find their footing.
Now, the state-sponsored accelerator is transforming into a national program that will provide business support, training and services to six times more food-related entrepreneurs every year.
The program originated in 2015 through Food and Beverage (FaB) Wisconsin, a Milwaukee-based industry organization. In 2020, the University of Wisconsin System-affiliated Food Finance Institute (FFI) took over the program. It receives funding from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.