The SEED Immersion program selects 5-7 promising startups each year for a 10-week program that switches between business workshops covering go-to-market strategy, marketing, and funding along with 1 x 1 coaching from the innovation team at Retail Business Services.
Startups improve business skills, raise retail industry IQ, and build critical relationships in the ecosystem.
The program culminates in the Venture Café’s Supply Chain Innovation conference where participants pitch a panel of industry investors.
March 16, 2021 – Applications Open
June 6, 2021 – Applications Close
May 31 – June 30, 2020 – Application Review and Selection
July 1, 2021 – Announcement of Finalists
July 8, 2021 – Program Starts (mentor matching & bi-weekly coaching)
September 16, 2021 – Supply Chain Innovation Conference
The SEED Immersion program is sponsored by Retail Business Services, a division of Ahold Delhaize USA, which supports top grocery store brands like Stop & Shop, Giant Food, Food Lion, and others.