Empoderando a empresas emergentes y emprendedores de propiedad hispana en los EE. UU.

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Programa
Descripción general

El Programa Greenhouse Accelerator Edición Juntos Crecemos es un programa de seis meses guiado por un mentor para apoyar la aceleración de las innovaciones hispanas emergentes que están transformando la forma en que los consumidores viven sus vidas. 

 

Esta edición de Greenhouse Accelerator se ha asociado con PepsiCo Juntos Crecemos, que es parte del Racial Equality Journey de PepsiCo, un programa diseñado para brindar apoyo a corto y largo plazo a las pequeñas empresas hispanas durante cinco años.

Presenting our 2023 Winner

CHUZA was chosen as this year’s winner from ten high-potential finalists by a committee of PepsiCo leaders for successfully expanding distribution to over 500 retail locations and driving velocity growth for the company during the program, showcasing strong collaboration with PepsiCo. The San Diego-based business elevates the world of snacks through an assortment of spicy fruit and vegetable offerings, all infused with 100% Mexican spices and no artificial flavors or colors. 

 

During the six-month accelerator program, ten finalists received a $20,000 grant and personalized mentorship from R&D, Supply Chain, Design and other experts at PepsiCo to learn how to solve their direct business challenges, including brand development, go-to-market strategy and more.   

 

The winner was announced during a special ceremony at PepsiCo headquarters in New York to celebrate the journey of all ten finalists and their business improvements and thank the PepsiCo mentors who lent their business expertise to advance small, Hispanic-owned food and beverage companies. CHUZA will receive a $100,000 grant and other resources to scale their operations and grow their business.

 

“Selecting a winner was no easy task for the panel of judges because all ten finalists showcased strong advancements in their businesses over this six-month journey in the areas of brand development, product optimization, scaling technology, business model development, go-to-market strategy and more,” said Antonio Escalona, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Hispanic Business Unit, PepsiCo Foods North America. “CHUZA’s focus and commitment to elevating the snack segment, demonstrated throughout the entire process, inspires us to maintain that same entrepreneurial mindset at PepsiCo as we develop food and beverage solutions that deliver on flavor, function, health, convenience and sustainability.”

las prioridades

Programa
Enfocar

Nuestra misión es identificar 10 empresas emergentes de alto potencial Pequeñas empresas de alimentos y bebidas de propiedad hispana, incluidas empresas y productos CPG, y otras empresas que tienen el potencial de generar soluciones transformadoras para mejorar la productividad, las operaciones, la experiencia del cliente, la rentabilidad, la automatización, la personalización y la ecología en todo el sector de alimentos y bebidas. industria.

Hispano
Fundadores

PepsiCo valora estar a la vanguardia de la innovación y la colaboración con empresas emergentes empresas de paquetes de consumo y nuevas empresas tecnológicas, al mismo tiempo que apoya y eleva a diversos proveedores. Este programa Greenhouse Accelerator marca la primera edición enfocada en los hispanos, que se centrará en impulsar el crecimiento de los fundadores hispanos en la industria de alimentos y bebidas con negocios operativos en los EE. UU.

 

Introducing the 2023 Finalists

Chuza

CHUZA is spicing up the snacking game with its range of spicy fruits and vegetable snacks using 100% Mexican spices made with no added colors or artificial flavors. The company was founded to share the authentic Mexican culture, flavors, and flair with the world.

Pisqueya

Pisqueya [pees-keh-yah] is a first-generation, woman-owned, Latinx-American food company that offers a premium line of sauces and seasonings. The company was founded to celebrate Latin culture, traditions, and flavors while filling the gap in Hispanic Caribbean representation in the global food market.

Tia Lupita Foods​

Tia Lupita® Foods is the first brand in the United States to introduce nopales (cactus) as an alternative functional and sustainable ingredient in its line of grain-free tortilla chips and tortillas. The Mexican-inspired foods are high in antioxidants, fiber, iron, calcium and potassium. The line of low glycemic products helps reduce water waste and food production carbon footprint.

Katrina Brewing Co

Katrina Brewing Co is the first craft non-alcoholic beer that brings an authentic artisanal Mexican option to the emerging non-alcoholic beer sector. The light and crisp beer brand adopted the Katrina-inspired logo and the Aztec sun pattern used on the cans to connect consumers with their culture.

Parch

Hispanic-founded PARCH™ is the world’s first line of non-alcoholic, vegan, gluten-free, all-natural agave cocktails infused with desert botanicals and adaptogens. The ready-to-drink line of beverages is a modern and credible alternative to traditional alcohol for the mindful adult drinker.

Nadeera

I Eat My Greens​

I Eat My Greens provides chef-crafted, plant-based soups made with fresh, whole-food ingredients that make eating vegetables irresistible and accessible. The ready-to-eat soups help consumers meet their daily intake of nutrient-rich vegetables while practicing sustainable agricultural practices that reduce food waste. 

Hyfe

Hyfé is a Latina-founded company that repurposes food supply chain wastewater. The company uses a unique fermentation process to turn the water into competitive and climate-positive essential goods like foods, materials and chemicals to improve the profitability and eco-friendliness of food and beverage manufacturers.

FoodWare

FoodWare is powering the circular economy via a tech-enabled reusables tracking system & impact accounting platform. Their mission is to eliminate all single-use food packaging - one of the biggest causes of climate change and environmental pollution. 

Dathic

Dathic is an AI-powered platform that provides Hispanic market insights and analytics to CPG brands to help them grow their sales. The company provides actionable data to help companies understand market opportunities, optimize distribution, and create authentic cultural connections with multicultural consumers.

Date Better Snacks

Date Better Snacks was built as an alternative to the traditional candy bar. The Latina-owned company makes the product from scratch using Medjool dates and rainforest alliance certified 85% organic chocolate. The vegan and gluten-free snacks have less than one gram of added sugar per serving and no artificial ingredients.

Nadeera

proceso del programa

Cómo
Obras

SELECCIÓN

Para este octavo programa Greenhouse Accelerator, PepsiCo está buscando 10 empresas de propiedad hispana en los EE. UU. que estén en la industria de alimentos y bebidas. 

SUBSIDIOS

Las empresas seleccionadas reciben $20,000 en financiamiento y deberán presentar su producto/solución en persona en el evento en vivo en Plano, TX. Participarán en un programa de optimización comercial de 6 meses diseñado para acelerar el crecimiento.

Tutoría

la c de este añoohorto de las empresas recibirán tutoría personalizada de expertos en PepsiCo de funciones que incluyen I+D, cadena de suministro, diseño y más. Estos mentores colaborarán con los innovadores para resolver una variedad de desafíos comerciales, incluido el desarrollo de marcas, la tecnología de escala, el desarrollo de modelos comerciales, la optimización de productos y la estrategia de comercialización.  

premio final

Al final del programa, una empresa ganadora recibirá $100,000 adicionales en financiamiento para continuar su expansión y la oportunidad de continuar trabajando con PepsiCo para promover su crecimiento.

Importante

fechas

10 de abril
2023

Aplicaciones
Abierto

15 DE MAYO
2023

Aplicaciones
Cerca

27 June
2023

Evento de lanzamiento del programa - Plano, TX

Agosto
2023

Programa Evento virtual de punto medio

November 8
2023

Winner Announcement Event

Elegibilidad

Requisitos

Requerimientos mínimos

Un tercero externo revisará todas las presentaciones. Nuestro comité de selección elegirá a los finalistas. en base a los siguientes criterios:

de pepsico

Jornada de Igualdad Racial

PepsiCo Juntos Crecemos es una plataforma multifacética parte de El viaje de igualdad racial de PepsiCo compromiso de invertir $50 millones para brindar apoyo a corto y largo plazo a las pequeñas empresas de alimentos y bebidas propiedad de hispanos durante cinco años. Con esta edición de Juntos Crecemos de su programa Greenhouse Accelerator, PepsiCo busca acercarse y apoyar a la emergente industria hispana de alimentos y bebidas. PepsiCo valora estar a la vanguardia de la innovación y la colaboración con marcas y empresas emergentes, al mismo tiempo que apoya y eleva a diversos proveedores. 

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