Purpose Incubator advances purpose-driven entrepreneurship by supplying education and resources to foster long-term business growth, as well as to secure the future of people and planet.

 

Is your company guided by the vision of creating positive change in our world? 

IS YOUR COMPANY FEMALE FOUNDED AND LED? 

WHAT IS PURPOSE INCUBATOR? Purpose Incubator works with early-stage, socially responsible, female-founded or led CPG brands in food and beauty.

Unlike most incubators and accelerators, we focus on brands that stand for more than just the bottom line. They are guided by Purpose plus Profit. They are socially responsible. They are on a mission to improve the world. They show their commitment through partnerships with charitable organizations or through a vision to inspire a social movement. We nurture those companies with their purpose in mind.

HOW WILL THIS BENEFIT MY BUSINESS?

  • Gain a clear sense of your retail path forward and immediate next steps to accelerate your growth.

  • Identify new ideas from those who have "done it".

  • Safe environment to discuss, experiment and learn.

  • Expanded network for peers and experts that you'll take with you.

  • Proprietary content from Retail Path, including sales tools and "how to" guides.

  • Learn the business principles and retail advantages that are unique to purpose-driven brands.

WHAT IS PURPOSE INCUBATOR SEEKING IN A CONSUMER BRAND?
Early-stage brands who are accepted into our program should be selling one or more physical products to actual, paying customers. These may be online customers or retail customers. You must have sales.

However, we will review and accept brands that have not launched yet on a case-by-case basis. If this is you, we encourage you to apply, even if your brand does not have sales yet. We will make exceptions for brands that have a strong brand positioning, innovative products and clear vision for their purpose/social impact. 

Products may be food, beverage, home decor, fashion, toys, electronics, or anything you could imagine being sold at your favorite brick and mortar retailers. The people who use your product love it, want to buy more, and want to tell their friends about it.

Your brand endeavors to make a positive change in this world and are guided by these core beliefs. We look for rockstar founders who are domain experts or have solid track records. The founders accepted into Purpose Incubator should be ready to fund growth through raising outside capital or have invested/are well on their way to investing $50k+ of their own money. 

WHAT IS AN INCUBATOR?

There are many definitions of a business incubator. We found one article that is closest in definition to what Purpose Incubator provides. Please email Vanessa with any questions.