Guiding cohorts of innovative Canadian food & wellness entrepreneurs who are ready to scale.
Our premier Accelerator Program has helped more than 90 brands grow since 2015. In 2020, our Accelerator alumni achieved over $150M in annual revenue. In this 5-month intensive learning experience, participants receive one-on-one guidance from industry experts to develop their growth strategy. The program’s delivered remotely through classroom sessions, weekly advisory meetings, and cohort regrouping sessions for peer support and shared learning. Successful graduates are invited to participate in a founders’ session with Arlene Dickinson and present at our Demo Day to build connections with retailers, distributors, and investors.
With a background in corporate strategy, operations, and finance, Kalyan’s passionate about building teams and discovering what makes brands great. This took him to unconventionally diverse areas of operations during his 14+ years at one of the leading distribution and retail companies in the Middle East. Some of the brands he worked closely with include Modelez, Kraft-Heinz, Hershey’s, Nestle, Ferreror, CO-RO, Reckitt Benckiser, Colgate Palmolive, Clorox, and Henkel.