Incubation Station is an accelerator that brings together a consortium of Austin’s notable entrepreneurs, investors and advisors for the purpose of mentoring high-potential, market-validated consumer product companies to more effectively manufacture, distribute, market and grow their products and services.
Over the course of an intensive 12-14 week accelerator track, Incubation Station participant companies are matched with Austin’s highest caliber talent, resources and funding in order to take the company and its product to the next level.
The first track of the accelerator program ended in April 2012. The track guided five companies to full equity funding, helped each company build a strong advisory board, and saw each company improve manufacturing processes, drive down costs, and sell their products into stores across the nation.
Incubation Station’s Track 2 kicked off March 2013 and worked with six consumer product companies on retail strategy, distribution/logistics, marketing, and product development. Our Track 2 participant companies include Grandma Lu’s Spice Cabinet (World Peas), Sanderson Specialty Foods (Texas-Texas Salsas & Sauces), Raven + Lily, Dude Wipes, GoodSeed Burgers, and Austin Eastciders. Track 2 culminated on June 11 with a Showcase Day where participant companies presented to over 300 investors.