CREATE develops Atlanta innovative food and agricultural entrepreneurs beginning with a 10-week accelerator program. The program is open to those ranging from the idea stage of their business to those already in operation.
The program works with entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to develop their idea, value proposition, target markets, financial forecasts and marketing strategy. Continued coaching and support is available to everyone who completes the accelerator. This includes further business planning support, product development, networking, pitching investors or pivoting from the original concept.
Resources available to entrepreneurs through CREATE include:
- Truly Living Well farm sites as living laboratories to test products
- 3D printing lab (PLA and Metal printers, 3D scanner) to prototype validated concepts
- A national network of business and community to draw on for research, networking and potential investment