About Food-X

What is Food-X?

Food-X is the #1 Food Innovation Accelerator in the World. We help food entrepreneurs bring their products and services to market at super speed.

Food-X partners with early stage companies from across the food supply chain, from agriculture through consumer packaged goods, and helps these companies grow fast through:

  • Startup Capital: Up to $50K in capital
  • Mentorship: Access and workshops with food industry thought and business leaders
  • Network: Access to a world class network of leading food companies, investors and press
  • Curriculum: based on years of learnings from SOSV’s accelerators & experts
  • Coworking Space: Collaborative co-working with likeminded food entrepreneurs
  • Alumni Network: A powerful alumni network of over 1000 SOSV startup founders

3 FULL TIME EXPERTS

60 LEADING MENTORS

50 STARTUP FOUNDERS

30 COMPANIES LAUNCHED

6 SEED ROUNDS FUNDED

Our Mission

To supercharge the best ideas & teams in the food business

To innovate and improve the food system

To provide food options that promote public health and sustainability

To provide more delicious, healthy, affordable, convenient food

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SOSV The Accelerator VC

$300M

AUM

>600

Portfolio Companies

30%+

Annual ROI

>150

Investment / Year

8

Investment
Partners

The Team

Peter Bodenheimer, Program Director

Peter Bodenheimer started his career in the food business before moving to technology and early stage ventures. Since joining his first startup in Boston in the mid 1990’s he has focused on building products that drive businesses forward. Prior to joining SOSV, Peter served as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Idea Village in New Orleans and as the COO of Plantbid, an early stage technology company in the Agtech space. Before that, Peter was a partner in and helped grow software development firm Flatstack and co-founded and ran Launch Pad Ignition, an accelerator based in New Orleans, LA where he worked with dozens of companies to help refine and grow their business.

In addition to his work at Food-X, Peter is fascinated by the potential of Blockchain as a technology, loves the challenge of a good poker game, and occasionally can be found behind a bar mixing up something interesting.

Nolan English, Program Manager

Nolan English oversees day-to-day operations of the program, maintains healthy community relationships within the Food-X network, and assists on special projects, including the company’s participation in events and conferences. Nolan is also responsible for building the SOSV alumni community including managing over $500,000 worth of perks available to SOSV companies, developing the alumni portal and local programming for founders, and providing logistical support on SOSV’s annual Skydive conference.

Prior to joining Food-X, Nolan worked in Washington DC for TRAK Services, consulting as a corporate meeting and events planner. Nolan holds a BA in Literature from Bard College.