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Global Accelerator

Program at-a-glance

The Global Accelerator is a tailored experience for local food and beverage manufacturing businesses interested in finding new market opportunities. It is designed to help companies pursue funding and explore the potential for domestic expansion and entry into international markets. 

The program is facilitated by Brisbane Economic Development Agency (BEDA) with a cohort of industry experts. Through an intensive syllabus and 1:1 mentoring sessions, the program’s focus is to diagnose the core challenge within each of the companies in the cohort and through a suite of bespoke offerings, provide them with access to industry-leading experts, mentors, tools, and knowledge to help them export and scale to new markets.

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2023 Future Food cohort

  • Airgarden – producers of aeroponic gardening systems for fast growing herbs and vegetables.
  • Beutific – offers consultation and product research for skin care and nutraceuticals.
  • Dairy Free Down Under – creators of vegan cheeses and sauces, from “mozzarella to “parmesan”.
  • Fare Share – operators of Brisbane’s largest non-profit kitchen cooking free meals for vulnerable people.
  • GreenSky Organic – creators of “Veggie Pods” which can be added to drinks and meals.
  • Jim's Jerky – producers of beef jerky and biltong made with premium Australian steak.
  • – developers of waste-reducing compost systems for food producers and commercial kitchens.
  • Lang's Gourmet – creators of gourmet jams, chutneys, sauces and dressings.
  • Optivance – creators of nutrient smoothies for expectant mothers and toddlers.
  • Pakko – producers of bespoke packaging for products of all shapes and sizes.
The Future Feed Cohort for 2023
Future Food Cohort