We give small food businesses the space and support they need to succeed.
Hot Bread Kitchen’s incubator helps talented food entrepreneurs jumpstart their journey toward scaling their business, gaining greater financial stability, and creating jobs in their communities.
Through the powerful combination of access to affordable kitchen space, capital, customers, and networks, our entrepreneurs successfully grow businesses in New York’s dynamic food industry.
Beyond space: providing incubator members access to markets, networks, and capital.
We offer small business owners access to a fully licensed commercial kitchen at an affordable rate. But we know running a food business goes beyond what happens in the kitchen.
We offer business development support through connections to event organizers and buyers throughout the city, mentorship and coaching, introductions to sources of capital, educational and networking events, and more.
With our support, small business owners impacted by racial, social, and economic inequality access the resources and opportunities to grow and create quality jobs.
From West African ginger juice to Indian street snacks to vegan catering, 90% of the small businesses working out of our incubator are owned by women and/or people of color. It is one of the many ways we are seeking to create a more inclusive and equitable food system.
- 100% of members say the incubator helped them achieve their business goals
- 10/11incubator alumni who sought capital secured it
- 70%maintain relationships formed while part of the Incubator Program
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Interested to see who else is in our kitchen?
Ready to take the next step?
We operate our fully licensed kitchen at our 11,000+ square foot facility in Brooklyn, New York.
Members of Hot Bread Kitchen’s Incubator have access to the space, equipment and support services tailored to each stage of business growth. From start up to expansion, we’re the partner to get you there.
If you are interested in learning more about the food business members in Hot Bread Kitchen’s Incubator, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list for the next Buyers’ Showcase, which typically takes place twice a year.
Business incubation allows entrepreneurs to mitigate their risks so they not only survive, but thrive.
The 5-year survival rate for businesses nurtured in incubators is 87%; compared to 50% for other businesses. Read more about our impact.