The Spud Incubator is a program for local food companies on a mission to create a healthier, more sustainable food system. We support businesses with their go to market execution to achieve substantial growth.

How it Works

What We Look For

About the Program

We are here to help local food companies grow their brand, make an impact and have fun while doing it.

Program Structure

  • 4-month program
  • Selected startups are invited to present their business at our initial Round-Table Event
  • Our judges will evaluate each business and decide who will be admitted into the Spud Incubator program
  • The resources available to each admitted startup will vary depending on the unique stage and needs of the business
Program Outline and Timelines

New applications will be considered on an ongoing basis for the upcoming Spud Incubator Cohort. The next cohort will be admitted in June 2019.

Apply to Spud Incubator

Successful Candidates 

  • Successful candidates will be invited to the upcoming round-table event

Others Apply Again

  • If you weren’t invited this time, please re-apply for the next cohort
  • Depending on your needs, we may also refer you to one of our partner organizations
Invitations to Present at Round Table Event


  • Mentorship on go-to-market strategy
  • Listing opportunities with Spud, Be Fresh and Marketplace
  • Distribution exposure Financing discussion

Product-Market Fit

  • Mentorship on product-market fit 
  • In store product testing
  • Online product testing and analysis
New Cohort Selected

Spud Incubator Team

Peter Van Stolk
Corbin Bourre,
VP, Product Strategy
Laura Reid,
Grocery Buyer BC Local
Jason Hawkins,
Product Manager
Anthony Crage,
Director of Merchandising

Program Partners

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