5core sections to support every stage of your company’s growth, from planning, company creation, funding, product creation, and sales. 
98pages of instruction covering everything from product development to navigating regulations.
29experts in the alternative protein space share key insights.

Download the Startup Manual

This extensive guide lays out the key steps for starting an alternative protein company, from securing funding and developing your product to scaling up and expanding distribution. Learn from alternative protein experts and entrepreneurs, and access a curated list of resources.

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Seminars for alternative protein entrepreneurs

Visit our Youtube channel for seminars tailored to alternative protein entrepreneurs. Hear from leading industry experts as we dive deep into topics like equipment financing, scaling up, building production facilities, and fundraising.

Seminar for alternative protein entrepreneurs

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Join GFIdeas

Don’t go it alone: Join our community of entrepreneurs, investors, and scientists to amplify your impact in the global good food system. Gain access to an international business network and community programming, like the monthly founders’ roundtable, which is exclusively for founders of alternative protein companies. 

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Learn about planning, launching, and growing an alternative protein startup, from idea to product development, and commercialization.

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Map of accelerators and incubators

Discover accelerators and incubators around the world that can provide early-stage resources for alternative protein entrepreneurs.

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Solutions Database

Explore startup ideas, commercial opportunities, research projects, and investment priorities throughout the alternative protein supply chain.

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Plant-Based Meat Manufacturing Guide

Learn about plant-based meat manufacturing by extrusion and explore directories of ingredients, facilities, and co-manufacturers.