Women Entrepreneurs Dominate reSET Food Incubator
Twelve women-owned businesses are close to completing reSET’s food business incubator and will present their new business pitches June 5.
ReSET executive director Sarah Bodley said the advisory team selected the entrepreneurs from a competitive application pool.
“We were impressed with the number and quality of applicants this year,” she said.
“The entrepreneurs in the cohort represent exciting food ideas that will expand the Connecticut food scene as they grow.”
This is the fifth food business incubator reSET has offered since 2019. The food business incubator has supported 79 early-stage businesses thus far.
The nonprofit organization, which focuses on impact-driven businesses, received a grant from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development for the program.
Food Business Incubator
The latest incubator focused on more early stage companies than it has in the past.
Over the course of three months, reSET supported the women as they developed a business plan by exploring customer acquisition, market development, financing, business plan structuring, sales channels, and other topics.
reSET’s 2023 food business entrepreneurs include:
- RUMi Cakes (Patient Carter)
- Zone Ziyonne (Whitney Evans)
- Snackaroo Review (Julie Gauthier)
- Nicy Pies (Cherelle McDaniel)
- BAM’s Sweet Treats (Beth Murphy)
- Whisked by Dani (Danielle Rasheed)
- Momma’s Boy Empanadas (Lizzette Rodriguez)
- Keti’s Kitchen (Ketevan Rogava)
- The Cookie Maven (Rachel Smith Walsh)
- Charlie’s Traveling Treat Truck (Becky Tkacs)
- Secret Salad (Ani Widham)
- Southern Bell Soul Food (Tomorra Williams)
The graduates will present their pitches at Fire by Forge restaurant in Hartford June 5 at 5:30 pm.
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