Funding Your Food & Beverage Business

A 4-week workshop series supporting entrepreneurs in the F&B industry who are ready to fundraise

About the Program

Fundraising can be challenging. Receive support from Spring to become investment ready!

Is your F&B business ready for growth and you need funding to make that happen? Are you ready to learn about seeking investors? If so, the Funding Your F&B Business program is for you!

Spring Activator is excited to launch Funding Your Food and Beverage Business, a 4-week workshop series launching May 19, 2022. During this workshop series, businesses will learn all about capital raising for their food and beverage business.

During weekly sessions with Spring’s investment team, you can look forward to learning best practices, tools, and frameworks to help you gain confidence in seeking funding. Opportunities for private consultations with Spring’s Food & Sustainability Program Manager, Lucy Cullen, are available for those who require additional support.

Interested? Scroll down to learn about the program details and apply by May 5, 2022.

"The goal is to provide food and beverage entrepreneurs with everything they need to know about funding their business, the steps involved, and how to gain confidence speaking with investors" - Lucy Cullen

What You Will Learn

  • Fundraising fundamentals
  • Pitch development
  • Sales development
  • Funding literacy
  • Negotiating 
  • Due diligence


This Program Sprint Is Right for You If

  • Are seeking to scale your food/beverage business
  • Are looking to raise capital and gain confidence speaking with investors
  • Have not yet done a seed round


Program Details

 Workshop Schedule & Topics 
  • May 19—Fundraising Fundamentals
  • May 26—Pitching and Positioning 
  • June 2— Due Diligence
  • June 9—Negotiating and Getting to a Close

👉 All sessions are at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST

  • 4 weekly interactive sprint sessions on Zoom – 90 minutes in length
  • Modules accessible via Spring’s online Learning Management System
  • Access to the Spring Community and network resources
  • Ongoing support from the Food & Sustainability Program Manager

Eligibility Criteria
  • Food, food-centric and/or beverage businesses that is scalable
  • Interested in doing a pre-seed or seed round
  • Interested in growing and expanding operations
  • Support living wage employment opportunities for your teams and suppliers
To Prepare Before You Apply
  • A brief description of your food business and any product(s) you are looking to grow
Workshop Series Cost
  • CAD $250 / business (payment plans available) for those who apply by the application deadline May 5 at 11:59 pm PST

Questions? Contact

Watch Our Recent Info Session

Our food business experts, Lucy Cullen and Allison Gibson go over program goals and details. This info session is an opportunity for you to get to know them, hear about the workshop series, and listen to others interested also in applying!

This event was held on April 14, 2022, at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST

Who You Will Learn From

Ready to Apply?
We're looking forward to receiving your application!

Application Deadline | May 5 at 11:59 pm PST

Interested in Collaborating?

Mentorship, guest speaking, and sponsorship opportunities are available.

Are you looking to engage with up-and-coming entrepreneurs and become part of the growing food ecosystem in Canada? Join our network of mentors, guest speakers, and sponsors!

How you can get involved:

  • Deliver innovative content through a guest lecture
  • Work one-on-one with our entrepreneurs to help their businesses grow and thrive
  • Sponsor a session or a Demo Day prize
Contact Lucy Cullen at