Cricket Meal

 

RAPID

BUSINESS BUILD OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funding Needed

 

Start Up:  ______

 

Use of Funds

Building costs

Machines

Insurance

Utilities

Labor

Storage

 

Projected Annual Budget

 

Income: wholesale, retail

Expenses: processing, cricket food

 

 

Skills & Experience Needed

Large Scale Manufacturing

 

Competitive Advantage

  Local 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?

Your Solution

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.

 

 

Your Competition

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.