Leaders in Canadian food and beverage product entrepreneurship
Our courses are always offered LIVE and online! Our programs are designed for food and beverage entrepreneurs looking to start or build their businesses and to learn more about food industry! All of our programs include 1-1 mentorship with executives and business owners in the food industry as well as access to a community of other food/beverage entrepreneurs in your shoes!
Restaurant Recovery - Pivot to CPGHave a recipe idea you want to commercialize and bring to market? This course is 6 hrs in total, spread over 2 days.
12-Week Food Venture BootcampThis program is for new food and beverage entrepreneurs looking to develop a consumer packaged good
Restaurant Recovery - CPG & TourismLooking for solutions for restaurant/food industry recovery within your city? This program is a 5-day snapshot for restaurant-owners wanting to turn a recipe into a consumer packaged good to grow sales lost from in-house diners. This program also provides a focus on promoting local and generating business for local economies.
The Food Venture Program (FVP) is a collaboration of senior business mentors, food industry executives, chefs, product developers and dietitians in the food industry.
Designed by Sima Gandhi and Kiran Bains, FVP offers educational programming based on design thinking with experiential workshops for food & beverage entrepreneurs across North America.
Sima is owner of InnovatorLab.ca, previous manager for entrepreneurship programs at MaRS Discovery District (MaRSDD.com), workshop facilitator at Food Starter Toronto, 2018 EIR for the Toronto Public Library and founder of riince.com.
Kiran Bains, MSc, RD is a registered dietitian and owner of edovivo.com, a food industry consultancy and food and nutrition marketing agency. Kiran is also co-founder of the Upcycle Kitchen - a not for profit consumer packaged goods company in Guelph, that focuses on food system sustainability.
Perri R. Owner of Dairy Belles
The Food Venture Program really helped me establish a clear direction for launching my food business... I had spent a significant investment of my savings trying to launch my business venture, and if I had taken this course (12-week Food Venture Bootcamp) earlier I'm positive it would have saved me time, money, and the stress of not knowing!
I advise anyone who is interested in starting up a food business to take this course first because by the end you will be ready to pitch your food product to potential buyers with confidence.
Manager, Tourism & Special Events
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Sima and Kiran on a program designed for foodpreneurs wanting to take their products to market.
These amazing women brought relevant content to the program along with their own expertise and ensured the syllabus was organized and flowed smoothly.
Sima and Kiran kept us, as staff, up-to-date with the progress of the program and shared session notes and participant feedback. I am happy to recommend Sima and Kiran from the Food Venture Program if you are looking for intelligent and well organized food experts to deliver programming.
Jeff D. Owner of Island Son Canada
Kiran and Sima combined to knock this program out of the park! I learned a lot in a very short amount of time and made some great connections too!"
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