Cohort 1

  • 4P Foods is evolving the local food hub model and has delivered over 40,000 bags of food from over 130 local farms to over 250 zip codes in the DC Metro area.  4P Foods is expected to reach $1.1MM in top-line sales with nearly 50% gross margin for 2016 and nearing break-even in just under 3 years.

  • eFowl is helping America’s traditional and family farms optimize their income by providing a platform that makes it easy to transact, market, and educate the growing community of farms and hobbyists looking for heritage breed fowl and eggs. Having facilitated over 65,000 transactions representing approximately 200 different breeds since they launched, eFowl is poised to scale and capture the growing demand for heritage poultry and beyond.

  • Sophie’s Kitchen's original line of seafood alternative products is in nearly 2,000 retail doors nationwide, Sophie’s Kitchen is creating a new category of plant based meat alternatives.  Expanding beyond “seafood”, Sophie’s will apply its proprietary technologies and innovation pipeline, to leverage alternative plant sources while delivering a satisfying meat texture for the flexitarian market.

  • Harnessing the knowledge and expertise of Nextdoorganics’ founders Kris and Josh, Traverse aims to bring efficiency to the complex local food supply chain.  As a SaaS provider, Traverse will facilitate “intelligent food brokering” across the distribution chain from farmers and small batch producers to food hubs, farmers markets, and restaurants all the way through to the individual consumer.