NEW YORK, NY — Today DOLLOP GOURMET, joined Food-X, #1 Global Food Innovation accelerator for its first cohort of 2017.
Founded in 2014, DOLLOP GOURMET is changing the way consumers think of snacking desserts by removing the junk, reducing the sugar, and making it more fun.
“I’m extremely honored and excited to be a part of Food-X. The mentorship and contacts made here are invaluable and I’m thrilled to be working with such world-renowned business experts to take Dollop Gourmet to the next level. We’re about to change the notion of desserts forever. ” says Heather Saffer.
DOLLOP GOURMET will complete an intensive 14-week program at Food-X where they will receive funding, workspace, daily coaching, and expert-led sessions from a deep mentor network, which includes Super Angel David Rose, Blue Hill’s Dan Barber, Food Tank’s Danielle Nierenberg, and Food + Tech Connect’s Danielle Gould.
“We received over five hundred startups applying to Food-X for this fifth cohort. We chose Dollop Gourmet from an incredibly competitive field of innovators because Dollop’s founder is focused on delivering natural indulgences and has a vision for a range of great tasting and healthier snacks for the health conscious consumer,” says Andrew D. Ive, Food-X, managing director.
ABOUT DOLLOP GOURMET
Heather Saffer is the founder and CEO of Dollop Gourmet; a natural foods company that produces non-GMO healthier gourmet frostings, desserts, and snacks made from premium vegan gluten-free ingredients. Dollop Gourmet products are currently available in 600 retailers nationwide.
In addition to being the CEO, Heather Saffer is the winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and ABC’s Shark Tank, author of The Dollop Book of Frosting (Adams/F+W Media) and author of new vegan desserts cookbook to be released in Spring 2018 by Sterling Publishing.
Recognized by Fast Company as one of the world’s top 10 most innovative companies in food - Food-X is on a mission to scale change throughout our food system. This first-of-its-kind food business accelerator empowers early-stage food companies through funding, opportunity, and a deep mentor network of food and business experts. Backed by venture capital fund SOSv, Food-X changes the landscape of food business, merging together the food movement, established food juggernauts, and new fresh-thinking partners to propel forward the food industry. To learn more visit food-x.com or join the movement on Twitter @foodXhealth, Facebook at @foodXhealth, and Instagram @foodxmovement.
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