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Supply Chain Seed Program Powered by RBS

Applications Open March 6, 2020| Boston, MA


Are you building a next-generation product or service to solve problems in the retail supply chain? Here is your opportunity to accelerate your market validation and product-market fit. Venture Café is proud to introduce a new immersion program – Supply Chain Seed Program powered by Retail Business Services, an Ahold Delhaize USA company.

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Supply Chain Seed Program 2020

Powered by Retail Business Services, an Ahold Delhaize USA company


Venture Cafe’s Supply Chain Seed Program is a free and flexible mentorship program designed to help you increase your startup and retail industry IQ as well as build critical relationships on your way to a successful launch. This 10-week program is powered by Retail Business Services, the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA, which supports top grocery store brands like Stop & Shop, Giant Food, Food Lion, and others.

Who Should Apply


The Supply Chain Seed program is designed for early-stage entrepreneurs or teams who are working in the areas of supply chain, food retail logistics, waste reduction, last-mile logistics, omnichannel, warehouse management, supply chain analytics, and forecasting. This program will offer an immersion into retail supply chain and access to experts in the space.


The Program


Five entrepreneurs/teams will be selected to participate in the 10-week mentorship and coaching program. Selected entrepreneurs/teams will receive the following:


• Workshops covering retail industry, product and idea validation, and more
• Mentorship matching with experts from Retail Business Services
• Coaching
• A demo during Venture Café’s Supply Chain Innovation mini-conference
• Opportunity to pitch a panel of industry investors
• Tour of Retail Business Services’ new technology hub in the Boston area  


Why Participate


Increase your chances of successfully launching solutions
targeting the retail supply chain.


Learn: Raise your startup IQ with targeted workshops.
Connect: Connect with business executives, industry experts, and investors.
Launch: Accelerate building your industry reputation and accelerate your time to market.


Recap of 2019 Program


2020 Program Schedule

March 6, 2020

May 31, 2020

May 31 – June 20, 2020

June 29, 2020

September 10, 2020

Applications Open

Applications Close

Application Review and Selection

Program Starts (mentor matching & bi-weekly coaching)

Supply Chain Connect Mini-Conference


Program Partner

About Retail Business Services


Retail Business Services is the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA, currently providing services to well-known East Coast grocery brands, including Food Lion, Giant Food, GIANT/MARTIN’S, Hannaford and Stop & Shop. Retail Business Services leverages the scale of the local brands to drive synergies and provides industry-leading expertise, insights, and analytics to local brands to support their strategies. For more information, visit