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Food Business Pathways

Business: MelanAID

Whether you are starting to brainstorm the possibilities or you’ve been hustling to make sales, FBP can provide information, resources, and community connections to support your food business idea. 

Through educational workshops, 1:1 coaching and access to sales opportunities, Food Business Pathways (FBP) supports the launch and flourishing of food businesses owned and operated by Black and Brown entrepreneurs of the East Bay.

Start Your Business

In our 6-week series, you will complete business tools like a business canvas, customer profile, and product pricing to develop your business idea while building community with other entrepreneurs. 

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We'd love to have you!

Business: Mangosay

Food Business Pathways

6-Week Series

Grow Your Buisness

Our workshops help you learn the essentials for creating a business. Our coaching offers you one-to-one support to identify your business goals and take the next steps to grow your business. To support your sales, marketing and operational growth we connect you to sales opportunities through our network of partnerships. 

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GOING LEGIT: Forming & Permitting a Legal Food Business

Making your business legit and navigating this process does not have to be confusing!

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H.E.A.R.D. Incubated Food Business Network

We connect our entrepreneurs with sales opportunities through our network of partnerships. 

Coaching & Sales Opportunities 

FBP one-to-one coaching helps you  identify your business goals and next steps to grow your business. To be eligible, you must complete our 6-week workshop.

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TALKING MONEY: Funding your small food business

Explore Bay Area options for funding your business focused on lower-barrier loans.

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Virtual Legal Clinics for Small Businesses

Need help navigating the in's and out's of small business law? We've partnered with the East Bay Community Law Center to provide free support to Mandela's small business incubator participants.


Sessions take place the first Tuesday of every month from 5pm-7pm. Sign up to take advantage of this amazing resource!

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Interested in working with us, contributing to our programs, or just want to have a conversation to learn more? We would love to hear from you!

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