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
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.
Terry Romero, Program Manager
Terry Hope Romero has worn many hats in the food industry: chef, award-winning vegan cookbook author, product development, and food startup team member. She brings to Food-X her passion for supporting the growth and development of food businesses and curiosity of the bustling food scene of NYC.
Prior to Food-X Terry served as Food Outreach Lead for the Food vertical at Kickstarter, and since has mentored Food-X companies and consulted food tech startups to help them reach their crowdfunding and business development goals. Terry enjoys developing vegan recipes and hiking in the Hudson Valley.