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In partnership with York University’s YSpace, A FREE five-month accelerator focused on  supporting food & beverage ventures in the consumer-packaged goods space scale  through mass retail distribution. The program provides one-on-one mentorship,  customized workshops, office hours with experts, and direct connections with retailers  and distributors.


Applications Open

January 23rd

Applications Close

Program Start Date

Program End Date

March 6th 
May 2nd
September 2023
Food Sale



Companies apply online via the application. If you have any questions about the application process, email us at  

If chosen, applicants will be contacted by the BEA team for additional information. The selected companies will be asked to complete an onboarding form that will give the programming team an opportunity to better understand the business idea.

Accepted companies will gain access to resources and support for development. Program participants will have access to curated programming and a variety of tailored resources which include a network of industry experts, startup perks, as well as peer founder circles to continue developing their venture.

Accelerator Criteria

Product is in the market through a minimum of 10 points of sales

Points of sale can include independent stores (i.e. coffee shops, convenience stores, etc.), grocery, retail, online, etc.

Full-time founder(s) can commit 5-months to YSpace programming

The program includes a varity of workshops, fireside chats with investors, serial entrepreneurs and mentorship sessions. It is key that the founding team stays committed to the program to get the most out of it.

Venture active for over a year with Monthly Recurring Revenue of $3,000 - $5,000

If ventures are under the age of one, we will review the monthly recurring revenue and growth accordingly.

Focus on growth and scaling to achieve high impact

Our primary goal is to help ventures scale, therefore a growth mindset is key.

A driven, coachable and collaborative leadership team.

Drive and coachability is a major factor as our team of dedicated mentors and advisors are leading experts from the industry.

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