Benefits of joining Prepped
ASU Prepped has changed the way we work and do business; now we are more prepared. Thank you for the opportunity given to us!”
- Ricardo Aguirre, Tamales y Tacos Puebla
The Prepped Approach
87small businesses served
95%owned by underrepresented minorities
60%owned by women
I am continually in awe at the wealth of industry knowledge and support that Prepped has made available to us. I am immensely grateful!”
- Devereaux Jackson, Q-Tsie
Who can apply
Prepped focuses on early-stage, non-brick-and-mortar food businesses. Our curriculum aligns best with:
- Food and beverage trucks or carts.
- Farmers market products such as baked goods or other added-value products.
Applicants must be existing micro food businesses owned by women or underrepresented minorities. Businesses must have validated their business concept in the market prior to applying and should be able to demonstrate low to moderate household incomes.
How to apply
Prepped cohorts run for 12 weeks once each fall and spring. Applications are released in mid-summer for the fall cohort and early winter for the spring cohort. All businesses interested must apply and be selected to participate.
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Prepped is free to participants upon acceptance into the program.
Prepped has given us the confidence and knowledge to successfully grow our business and reach a market of customers that we did not think was possible.”
- Heather Davis, Flyin’ K BBQ
During the program, Prepped participants work with experts with diverse backgrounds from ASU as well as the community.
Want to help support training for local food entrepreneurs?
Still have questions? Contact us.