Chobani, LLC, Norwich, N.Y., announced members of its Spring 2018 class for the Chobani Incubator.
"The past few years have proven the need, value and strong desire for a food incubator that is solely focused on supporting entrepreneurs who want to challenge the food industry, improve broken systems and bring better food to all people," says Jackie Miller, director. "Through this program, we've seen companies double their distribution, expand their teams and launch new products, and we're just getting started. Hamdi, our founder, hand-picked this class—our largest yet—for their unique ability to transform traditional product categories in the United States, and we couldn't be more excited to get started with them."
The Chobani Incubator program helps entrepreneurs with ideas break into food and beverage industries through equity-free investment and a strong focus on mentorship.
For this class, Chobani selected purpose-driven entrepreneurs whose products are reinventing high- potential food and beverage categories.
The third Chobani Incubator class will run from April-July, based out of a dedicated space designed for the Incubator at Chobani's sales and marketing offices in New York.
One of the startups selected is Nona Lim, Oakland, Calif., which produces simple, clean and fresh foods, including Asian-inspired soups, noodles and broths.