BeyondSKU is embarking upon its 1st track in NYC to develop a select group of emerging brands with our high-powered mentors and custom designed curriculum. SKU, the first and leading CPG accelerator, is partnering with top tier consulting CPG firm BeyondBrands to create BeyondSKU. Building on the continued success of SKU Austin tracks 1-7, which have accelerated over 37 companies including our “greatest hits” like Epic, Siete, and Seaweed Bath Co. BeyondSKU will commence in September 2019.
BeyondSKU’s innovative business model is part of the reason for our success. Simply put, mentors have skin in the game in two ways. BeyondSKU mentors invest their time and money to participate in the program because of:
Our powerful industry network which often leads to new business opportunities for mentors.
The opportunity to own a small piece of equity in the promising brands they mentor.
BeyondSKU tracks differ from other incubators and accelerators because mentorship goes deep. In addition to our intensive curriculum, which gives them a 360° perspective of what it takes to scale a CPG company, they, on average, spend a minimum of 8 to 16 hours a week with their individual mentors honing their product concept and developing growth strategies.
BeyondSKU is a growing community of powerful people on a mission to help small brands with big dreams to become household names. By leveraging the collective wisdom of a diverse group of seasoned CPG veterans, we provide entrepreneurs with a strong foundation for sustainable growth and priceless guidance to avoid unnecessary pitfalls and scale faster.
SKU has become a powerful hub for sponsors, mentors and entrepreneurs and we realize the value that our community provides. We make sure that sponsors benefit greatly from their support of the SKU program with tailored benefits, whether sponsors are interested in:
New Business Development
Investments for innovation pipeline
VALUE BEYONDSKU DELIVERS TO SPONSORS
• Access to and visibility among CPG leaders who travel frequently for work and leisure.
• Broadened network for your team members and insight into the latest trends and strategies of leading emerging CPG companies.
• Amplification of your marketplace perception as an innovative company through brand alignment with the fastest moving CPG accelerator.
• Early access to hot young brands.
• Category exclusivity sponsorship.
• Minimized risk of investment as a result of stronger foundations and healthier businesses after going through BeyondSKU program.
YOUR SPONSORSHIP INCLUDES
• Attendance for key executives at BeyondSKU networking events, and the BeyondSKU Showcase Day.
• Sponsorship branding across all BeyondSKU 1 sponsored event materials including printed program materials, event signage, newsletters and digital/social marketing.
• Promotion of your events and/or services to our network.
• Prominent brand exposure on all sponsored event signage, digital platforms (web, social, event pages), presentation decks.
• Product or service sampling or promotion materials at Sponsored BeyondSKU events.
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