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Posted on: January 11, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Santander's Cultivate Small Business Program


Friends- The application deadline for the 2023 Santander’s Cultivate Small Business is January 27th!  This FREE 12-week course is like a mini-MBA for emerging food businesses who've been in business for at least 1 year. The online class is taught by professors from Babson College.  Classes begin in April!  Everyone who completes the class is eligible for a grant ranging from $2000-$13,000 to invest in growing your business. 


Santander's Cultivate Small Business Program provides business education, capital, and mentorship to early-stage entrepreneurs in the food-industry in MA, RI, and NY.  

 Entrepreneurs will graduate from the program with an updated business plan and pitch, a strong grasp on their target market, cash-flow, financials, growth goals, and mentor relationships. 


Want to learn more? CommonWealth Kitchen is hosting an information session on Wednesday, January 18 from 5-6pm EST. Sign up here for the info session

Interested entrepreneurs can reach out to [email protected] or apply directly here.



When is it?

The 12-week virtual program runs April 6th, 2023 to June 28th, 2023.


What do I get?

The program provides:

●      live virtual classes taught by Babson College MBA professors

●      curriculum built for food business owners

●      connections to mentors in the food industry

●      a network of fellow food entrepreneurs

●      capital grants ranging from $2,500 to $13,000


Who runs this?

Cultivate Small Business is fully funded by Santander. The program is a collaboration between Santander, Babson College, CommonWealth Kitchen, and ICIC.


How can I get more information?

●      If you have any questions about the program you can contact

●      Apply now here


The team has reviewed applications and begun scheduling interviews on a rolling basis. We strongly encourage you to apply early to allow sufficient time for gathering necessary documentation.


Jen Faigel

Executive Director

CommonWealth Kitchen

Pronouns: she/her


196 Quincy Street, Dorchester, MA 02121

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