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THE FUTURE OF FOOD INNOVATION IS HERE.

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Good Food Makers is an exciting opportunity for food startups to accelerate in collaboration with Barilla’s BLU1877.

Good Food Makers

Leverage Barilla’s technical expertise and extensive network to solve your immediate challenges. Test, prototype, and collaborate with Barilla’s team of experts in a flexible 8-week program including a 1-week stay at Barilla HQ and pilot plant in Parma, Italy. No cost or equity to participate.

Good Food Makers is designed to meet entrepreneurs where they’re at and open new doors to future collaboration and investment. Entrepreneurs selected for this program will tap into Barilla’s vast network and expertise in food development, marketing, manufacturing, supply chain, and distribution.

Good Food Makers is open to companies working on solutions in these three areas: Circular Food Economy, Healthy Snacking, and Personalized Meal Solutions.

Focus Areas

 
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Circular Food Economy

Waste and negative social and environmental impacts define much of our current mainstream food system.

We are looking for products and solutions that minimize food waste, increase supply chain efficiency, and optimize for sustainability through regenerative and restorative design practices.

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Meal Solutions

Eating well has become difficult for the average modern human.

We are looking for flexible and personalized solutions that help people maintain a healthy diet that is both delicious and convenient.

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Healthy Snacking

More people are turning to healthy snacks to satisfy their nutritional needs throughout the day.

We are looking for products and solutions that are healthy, nutritious, and accessible to eaters at any time of the day.

 

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Success Stories

Dan Kurzrock & Jordan Schwartz
Co-founders, ReGrained

Theresa Petry
Founder & CEO, The Organic Pantry

Aleh Manchuliantsau
Founder & CEO, Planetarians

 
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“Working with Barilla’s team has been invaluable to the growth of Planetarians”

— Aleh Manchuliantsau, CEO, Planetarians