Program Description

PBFA’s new Small Business Development Program is a 6-month opportunity, divided into 12 sessions, to educate our smaller members on how to succeed and thrive in the plant-based industry. Content and speakers will be divided into a monthly educational session, followed by a brand story session. There will also be opportunities to network with other emerging company executives. To ensure an impactful experience for all participants, we will be limiting the program size to 12 member companies. 


12, 1-hour sessions, running April through September. Sessions start on April 7th and are bi-weekly until September 15th. We will meet at 3 pm ET/12 pm PT

There is no cost for participation in this program for PBFA members.

Proposed Topics

Manufacturing/Sourcing/Pricing, Sales, Marketing, Transportation/Distribution/Shipping/Freight, HR/Culture Building/Management, Money Management/Fundraising/Budgeting. We will also hear from other PBFA member companies and industry experts with successful brand stories and experiences. *Topics are subject to change based on feedback from participants.


  • Must be a PBFA member producing exclusively 100% plant-based foods
  • The company must have gross sales from 2021 under $500,000
  • Must commit to attending all 12 sessions. *Exceptions for emergencies

Applications for the 2022 Spring cohort are currently closed. Please stay tuned for applications to re-open later in the year.