Does this scene look familiar? Let’s face it, as women, we make many of the food and beverage decisions as both consumers and custodians of the pantry. But things are changing.
We are becoming more collaborative in our approach – not just from an accessibility perspective (Menulog and Deliveroo are making it onto family dinner tables more and more), but in terms of choice and the experience we want to create and how we connect.
It’s just a daily part of life.
The food and beverage sector is enormous market, with many talented female entrepreneurs challenging the status quo and owning a piece of it. For example, Kate Parker the CEO of Your Tea who have modernised Asian herbal remedies, and Elizabeth Kaelin, Founder of Caitre’d allowing caterers to quote on briefs and supply on-demand.
If you have ever had a burning idea in this space, the time is now to bring it to fruition!
Last week, Lion announced the ‘Unleashed” Accelerator program. You may not have heard of Lion, but you would definitely know their brands – XXXX, Steinlager, Little Creatures, Dairy Farmers and Pura. Some of their entertaining favourites include King Island and the Mersey cheese range.
Innovation has always been at the heart of Lion’s 177-year success but no one has a monopoly on great, disruptive ideas that can really challenge and grow their business. Unleashed is an opportunity for tech entrepreneurs to collaborate with Lion and benefit from their unique understanding of consumers across alcohol, dairy and juice, our deep manufacturing experience and potential partnership opportunities with their leading brands and customers around the world.
Lion’s vision is big but don’t just think about products. They are looking for ideas in all facets of the production, distribution and consumption of food and drink, within an ever-changing society. Think…
Loyalty | Sociability | Health & Wellbeing | Foodtech | Agtech | On-demand | Data Analytics | Distribution & Logistics…
And then at the end of all that, Lion are open to any ideas and any stage businesses.
Unleashed International Roadshow
For a deeper look at the Unleashed program and sample Lion’s range, try and get along to the Roadshow to connect with Lion and Slingshot across Australia and New Zealand – RSVP.
Applying for Unleashed
If you are or know a startup or scale-up founder wishing to apply, applications close on 13 July – apply here.