California Milk Advisory Board’s Real California Milk Excelerator, Powered by VentureFuel, Launches Quest for New Dairy Innovation

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) today announced the return of its annual dairy innovation competition for the fourth year running. This year’s Real California Milk Excelerator, created in partnership with innovation consultancy VentureFuel, brings a new, expansive focus to accelerate any dairy-based product – from traditional consumer food and beverage items to textiles, haircare, and beyond.

Dairy For The Next Generation – NY Milklaunch Returns With a Dairy Startup Competition Focused on New Products for Gen-Z

May 13, 2022 VentureFuel

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, the New York Dairy Promotion Order (DPO) Advisory Board, and VentureFuel announced today this year’s MilkLaunch startup competition. The program focuses on accelerating product innovation for dairy products in New York State with a new theme of products targeting Generation Z consumers (10 – 23 years old), with a focus on sustainability.

Nightfood Wins Real California Milk Excelerator Competition With Sleep Friendly Ice Cream Novelties; Awarded $150,000 In Support to Bring Products to Market

Nightfood claimed a sweet victory as grand prize winner of the Real California Milk Excelerator dairy innovation competition during a live pitch event last night. The competition, created in 2019 by the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) and VentureFuel to fuel innovation in new dairy product development, is a global search for the very best emerging products to bring to market using California milk and dairy ingredients. As grand prize winner, Nightfood will receive $150,000 in resources and funding to bring their sleep friendly ice cream novelties to hotel locations across the U.S.

Twelve Innovative Dairy Brands Head Into Virtual Pitch Semi Finals in 3rd Real California Milk Excelerator Competition

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) announced today the schedule for the Real California Milk Excelerator virtual semi-finals, which will be held October 26th and 27th from 5-7 p.m. PST. The 3rd edition of the CMAB’s dairy product innovation competition partnership with innovation consultancy VentureFuel will bring 12 entrepreneurs together to pitch their functional dairy products for a chance at a slot in the final competition.

Real California Milk Excelerator Announces Semi-Finalists in Personal Health & Wellness Product Innovation Competition

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) announced today the twelve (12) semi-finalists in the Real California Milk Excelerator, the 3rd edition of the CMAB’s dairy product innovation competition in partnership with innovation consultancy VentureFuel. The companies will compete for over $650,000 in prizing for their emerging dairy products that promote personal performance and recovery benefits.