BUSINESS BUILD OUT
Start Up: ______
Use of Funds
Projected Annual Budget
Income: wholesale, retail
Expenses: processing, cricket food
Skills & Experience Needed
Large Scale Manufacturing
Less resource intensive
Problem Worth Solving
Protein is necessary to human health but animal protein is taxing on the environment. Is there an alternative?
Around the world, insect protein has caught on as an alternative to animal protein that is less extractive and cheaper. In the Berkshires, we can use existing infrastructure to create a facility that can grow, process and package cricket meal.
Market Opportunity - Who are your target customers and how will you reach them? How will you distribute your product or service? How does your idea meet an opportunity for import replacement?
Cricket meal can appeal to omnivores looking for alternative protein sources.
Crickets can be raised within the Berkshires and meet a protein need without needing the resources required for animal protein production or shipping in protein.
The competition is:
Traditional proteins – animals and legumes.
Idea Pitch - What are you selling? Why is it important?
Animal husbandry is the largest contributor to greenhouse gases. Cricket meal is a sustainable alternative to animal protein and can be raised and processed within the Berkshires with little resources.