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Supply Chain Seed Program Powered by RBS

Applications Open June 10, 2019| 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

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, Peapod 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 the supply chain, food retail logistics, warehouse management, supply chain analytics, and forecasting. This program will offer an immersion into the retail supply chain and provide access to experts in the space.

The Program

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

• Workshops covering retail industry, product and idea validation, and more
• Mentorship matching with experts from RBS
• 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 office 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.

Program Schedule

June 10, 2019
July 01, 2019
July 11, 2019
September 5, 2019
September 12, 2019
September 19, 2019
Applications Open
Applications Close
Program Starts (mentor matching and bi-weekly coaching from RBS)
Pitch Workshop
Pitch Office Hours
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 six East Coast grocery brands, including Food Lion, Giant Food, GIANT/MARTIN’S, Hannaford and Stop & Shop, as well as the country’s largest online grocery retailer, Peapod. 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

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