Kickstart your culinary business and apply for Roseville Rising

Updated April 30, 2024
Roseville RisingAre you ready to turn your passion for food into a thriving business?

Join us for Roseville Rising: Food, a 10-week program tailored for aspiring food entrepreneurs eager to kickstart a culinary business journey or take your concept to the next level.  

From developing your vision and brand to navigating the complexities of launching and operating a food business, our program will cover the essential topics you need to succeed in the industry. 

Each week, you'll engage in practical exercises and attend sessions featuring guest speakers sharing invaluable insights and experienced advice. The program will culminate in a showcase and tasting event to promote your concepts to the public.

There's no cost to participate in Roseville Rising. 

Application requirements: 
•  Open to new or early-stage food-related businesses, from idea up to $100,000 in annual revenue. 
•  Priority is given to businesses interested in operating in the City of Roseville. 
•  You must be able to attend at least 85% of the sessions and prepare for the Showcase. 

Space is limited, apply by May 22. Entrants notified will be notified May 24.

Submit your application

Roseville Rising Schedule 

Mondays, 4 – 6 p.m.

•  Session 1: June 3
•  Session 2: June 10
•  Session 3: June 17
•  Session 4: June 24
•  Session 5: July 8
•  Session 6: July 15
•  Session 7: July 22
•  Session 8: July 29
•  Session 9: August 5
•  Session 10: August 12
•  Showcase: August 19


In person sessions are at the Roseville Venture Lab, 316 Vernon Street, Suite 110 in Downtown Roseville. Free parking is available.


•  Branding and concept development 
•  Crafting the menu 
•  Sourcing, procurement, and inventory management 
•  Financial planning and management 
•  Legalities, regulations, and permitting 
•  Building a team in the hospitality industry  
•  Establishment design and layout 
•  Opening and beyond 

For questions about the Roseville Rising program or application, please email or call (916) 774-5283.

Roseville Venture Lab

About the Roseville Venture Lab

Roseville Venture Lab entrepreneur center is a public-private partnership between the City of Roseville and Growth Factory, a nonprofit startup accelerator with an accompanying venture fund.

The lab is dedicated to strengthening local startup businesses, spurring job growth, and fostering a community of entrepreneurs through programs, events, partnerships, workforce development, and coworking space.

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