2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Creating a New Accelerator for Culinary Business

Monday, March 16
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Driskill Hotel
604 Brazos St


Culinary entrepreneurs can often mirror artists, as their zeal for the art of food creation may not directly translate into a successful business model. Break Fast & Launch was designed to bridge this gap by making new culinary businesses achieve success and sustainability.

In November 2014, Break Fast & Launch was recognized at the White House as 1 of 50 national winners of the first SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. Selected out of 832 applications, our plan is to execute 3 separate cohorts, each with a unique culinary vertical, throughout 2015.

Modeled after the TechStars accelerator and hosted by Cafe Commerce, Break Fast & Launch utilizes mentorship and experiential and classroom style learning to provide business fundamentals and support to our teams to make them investment ready in just 3 months.

Join Break Fast & Launch co-creators and program mentors as they discuss the creation, operation and challenges of creating a new accelerator type.


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Blake Yeager

Managing Dir Techstars Cloud


Celina Pena

Chief Program Officer


Jody Newman

Chief Friend

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Ryan Salts

Dir of Break Fast & Launch

Cafe Commerce

Ryan is a connector and curator of great minds. Entrepreneurship runs in his blood and nothing is more fulfilling to him than helping others with their ideas. Accounting background with an outgoing...

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