Delivered by Un-Age
In 2020 and 2021, we are supporting the “The Un-Age Food Accelerator” project by Un-Age in partnership with Echo through our Connecting People and Places Fund, co-funded by Foundation for Future London and City of London.
The Un-Age Food Accelerator, powered by Echo, is an intensive acceleration programme designed for early-stage startup food entrepreneurs based in Hackney and Waltham Forest looking to take the next step into their business journey.
We awarded“The Un-Age Food Accelerator” project a grant as it meets many of Connecting People and Places’s themes and priorities including collaboration, participation, diversity, engagement, employment, training and wellbeing.
The project also focuses on unemployed people, young people, older people, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people and working-class people, some of the marginalised groups of beneficiaries we want to reach.
The Un-Age Food Accelerator, powered by Echo, is a six-week intensive acceleration programme designed for early-stage startup food entrepreneurs looking to take the next step into their business journey.
The programme includes:
As Un-Age specializes in intergenerational programmes we’re particularly keen to hear from business founders who are either under 30 or over 55! But if you’re somewhere in the middle, that’s ok too.
The programme is being delivered by expert workshop leaders from Un-Age’ and Echo’s networks. Participants will also have the chance to test their ideas and menus in local community kitchens.
We are looking for people to take part who are:
• Based in East London (living or working in either Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham or Waltham Forest)
• Under 30 or over 55 years of age (but we are open to people outside of this bracket too)
• Passionate about their food business
• Open to sharing and learning with others
We believe in the power of diversity and are especially interested to receive applications from people from underrepresented groups.
Applications are open until 14 May.
More information about the programme and how to apply here.