Chipotle Mexican Grill has announced its first class of the company’s aluminaries project, which provides eight growth-stage ventures with resources to grow and drive positive change. Sponsored by non-profit organizations Chipotle Cultivate Foundation and Uncharted, each venture that is part of the seven-month accelerator program receives mentorship and coaching from industry leaders, and they participate in a five-day boot camp next month. Each member of the class of 2019 also receives free burritos for a year, and Chipotle will cater their office, according to a Chipotle press release.
The following ventures selected to participate in the Chipotle Aluminaries Project focus on a variety of areas in the food industry:
- American Ostrich Farms
- Rex Animal Health
- Sophie’s Kitchen Plant-Based Seafood