We are excited to announce the companies in this year’s Consumer Goods Accelerator cohort, which will launch on Tuesday, July 21. This year, we are partnering with the newly formed Proof Bar & Incubator to deliver an even greater level of coaching and support to the companies participating in the cohort. Creating and scaling a consumer goods company looks different today than it did even at the beginning of 2020, as the food and beverage industry experienced an immediate impact from the COVID-19 crisis. Our goal for this year’s program is help companies navigate these challenges and ultimately help build a path for success in the near and distant future.

Meet the 2020 cohort:

Alchemy Spice (Chattanooga, TN)
Alchemy Spice Company is a Chattanooga-based manufacturer and distributor of spices and seasonings.

Alms + Fare (Chattanooga, TN)
Alms + Fare makes sweet things simple, with treats that are delicious yet nutritious. All of their treats are gluten free, dairy free, and naturally sweetened.

Chatt Taste Food Tours (Chattanooga, TN)
Chatt Taste Food Tours is the only food tour company based out of Downtown Chattanooga that curates dining experiences that include guided tours of 2-4 restaurants per evening.

Cheiman Tea (Chattanooga, TN)
Cheiman Tea is a homemade blend of black tea, creamy milk and rich spices that create a perfect instant Chai Latte mix.

Chatterbox Cafe (Chattanooga, TN)
Chatterbox Cafe offers southern wood fired BBQ through both catering and a stand-alone establishment. This summer, they launched their own sauce and rubs line.

Mo Lemonade (Chattanooga, TN)
Mo Lemonade offers flavored lemonade that can be used as a mixer or enjoyed over ice.

Postre (Asheville, NC)
Postre produces caramel sauces and candies using the best organic and local ingredients.

Pulsed Foods (Chattanooga, TN)
Pulsed Foods makes ready-to-eat bean-based soups that provide a good source of protein and fiber.

Riverview Farms (Gordon County, GA)
Self-grown corn that is milled into products such as polenta, grits, popcorn, etc. Distributed through Chattanooga, Atlanta, and North Georgia to restaurants and retail.

Trail Drops (Chattanooga, TN)
Trail Drops is an outdoor nutrition company with a focus on high-calorie, lightweight, healthy meals for backpackers, campers, or anyone who would like it.