The Seed Fund 2017

Seeking food and drink’s entrepreneurial stars of tomorrow, The Seed Fund is a philanthropic organisation which nurtures small and start-up businesses within the industry.

This year The Seed Fund is going national with the support of Great Taste, to help even more start-ups and small producers grow and flourish in food and drink.

Entries are open to ambitious start-up businesses under 4 years of trading and 500k of turnover, as well as small producers who have won a Great Taste award in the previous year.

The Seed Fund will be open for entry from Wednesday 1 February until Thursday 16 March.

12 selected companies will be offered a place on The Seed Fund Academy – a series of workshops, mentoring sessions and inspirational talks that take part across the country during the summer months.

The academy is hosted by a range of industry experts and will cover a broad spectrum of disciplines from social media and marketing to raising finance and even how to take beautiful food photography.

One overall winner will be chosen after the academy and announced at The Great Taste Awards in London at the beginning of September. They will receive a year of support from a select team of Seed Fund mentors, alongside £100,000 worth of branding and marketing development from The Collaborators

Judging will take place over 3 days; 16th, 17th and 18th May. All entrants will need to be available for one of these days.

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