Promoting Inclusivity in Austin's CPG Community
NaturallyAustin strives to be the most inclusive professional organization in Central Texas. We seek to ensure that our organization looks like the entrepreneurs that make up the fabric that is CPG in Central Texas and encourages the entrepreneurs’ visibility and participation in the opportunity we believe that is in CPG. That’s why we’ve created the Chevalier Fellowship that aims to make NaturallyAustin membership more accessible to the founders of underrepresented CPG startups in Central Texas.
The fellowship is created in honor of Joi Chevalier, a board member of NaturallyAustin and owner of The Cook’s Nook, the first purpose-built culinary incubator in Central Texas focused on food+tech. Joi continues to serve as a member of the City of Austin/Travis County Food Policy Board, Google Refresh Food+Tech Working Group, and has committed, through NaturallyAustin, to support the development of CPG and food entrepreneurs.
Chevalier Fellows receive
- a NaturallyAustin membership for one year
- a mentor for the duration of their NaturallyAustin membership
- feature in the 3-month Entrepreneur-In-Residence program at The Cook’s Nook
- a discount on the Food Entrepreneur-10 membership at The Cook’s Nook
If you’re interested in joining Naturally Austin as a Chevalier Fellow – please apply below.