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Unleashed Accelerator Program Helping Female Entrepreneurs

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!

Karter Parker, CEO and Founder of Your Tea
Kate Parker the CEO of Your Tea

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.

The Lion's Roadshow gathers all female entrepreneur across Australia and New-Zealand.

The Lion’s Roadshow gathers all female entrepreneur across Australia and New-Zealand.

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.

Written by Karen Lawson

Karen Lawson is a renowned food and travel writer. She is also the CEO of accelerator company Slingshot. She was previously the CEO of CareerOne, winner of BRW Most Innovative Company.

Karen is a huge ‘foodie’ and has been a food and luxury travel journalist for over ten years, writing for a diverse range of publishers. She enjoys researching and writing trips to uncover the world's most luxurious places to stay, places to pop your taste buds and is always on the hunt for new and notable extra-ordinary experiences. She is also an inspirational speaker and a regular on the speaker circuit.

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