Supporting Food Entrepreneurs In Australia

Chobani has partnered with Monash University and the Food Innovation Centre (FIC) to create the most robust incubator program in Australia. By combining Chobani’s expertise in sales, marketing and customer engagement with the FIC’s facilities to support new product development, innovation, and quality, our program will help start-ups improve Australia's food industry.

Applications for our 2019 program will open later this year - we encourage you subscribe to our newsletter for updates on the program and upcoming events. 

Stairway at Chobani offices in Soho
There’s never been a better time to be a food entrepreneur – in Australia or around the world. Natural food startups with the right mindset can change categories, challenge the big guys and make a big difference in their communities. I love what’s happening with food startups here in Australia and want to share what we’ve learned when it comes to scaling and fighting convention, like we’ve done with our other incubator programs. This is a no-strings-attached, grant-based program to support entrepreneurs so we can further fuel the food revolution.
— Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani Founder and CEO

Program Details

  • 4-month incubator, online and on-site

  • 1-2 team members participating on-site with key Chobani team members

  • Monthly programs at Chobani locations, including manufacturing facilities and Monash’s Food Innovation Centre

  • $10,000 grant to help grow your business

  • Travel, hotel and other expenses covered

  • Equity-free capital

  • Access to Chobani teams, top executives, and experts

The inaugural class ran from February to May 2018. The program will be based out of Chobani’s state-of-the-art Dandenong manufacturing facility and Monash’s Food Innovation Centre.

Click here for Terms and Conditions for the CFI Australia program.

Meet the 2018 Companies

Members of the Chobani Food Incubator first cohort, posing for a group photo in Norwich