FoodStarter 2019 - Enter your Innovative Food or Beverage Product

03 Oct 2019 08:47:00

The search is on for an innovative food or beverage start-up that deserves support to help take the next step with their business.

Recognising that the fast-moving food and beverage industry is hard to break into, FoodSouth has partnered with Ministry of Awesome and Foodstuffs South Island to create FoodStarter – a competition aimed at helping small businesses get their product to market.

Open to entries from across NZ, FoodStarter gives you access to FoodSouth’s product development and scale-up expertise and the full support of New Zealand’s largest supermarket in a priceless opportunity to accelerate your business.

The winner of FoodStarter '19 will receive a prize package worth $75,000, including mentorship from Ministry of Awesome, use of the New Zealand Food Innovation Network's FoodSouth product development facility, marketing services from Strategy Creative, and financial systems support from MYOB. But most pivotally, they'll have the ability to set up a manufacturing base in Canterbury and the support of New Zealand's largest supermarket company, with guaranteed placement of their product in New World supermarkets throughout the South Island.

Entries for the life-changing FoodStarter '19 programme are now open and close on Sunday 13 October. If you or someone you know has an innovative food or beverage idea that deserves bigger exposure, find out more and apply at

Click here for more details and to enter