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Welcome to Cureate Connect!

We help make meaningful, valuable connections between small & large businesses.
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Are you an anchor institution looking to reinvest their purchasing dollar into small business? We’re here to work with your in-house procurement team and foodservice providers.

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How it Works

We Source and Vet
Food & Beverage Entrepreneurs

Our Curators source emerging food and beverage businesses from start-up (<$250K) to growth stage ($1M<). we average 20 new businesses month-over-month from consumer packaged goods, to caterers and dessert-providers, to local beer/wine/spirits.

Sourced and vetted Food & Beverage Entrepreneurs
Upload RFPs to be matched directly with qualified vendors.

You Upload Your Request,
We Do the Matchmaking!

We make it as easy as possible for you to find the right vendors for your new business opportunities. Using our Request for Proposal (RFP) functionality, upload a simple 1-pager about your procurement needs and budget — we will do the rest! Our team is on hand to deliver the best options for your target audience.

  • "Our shop would like to integrate local snacks and sweets at our Point of Purchase. Our max wholesale price point is $3/unit, tell us your offer!"
  • "Looking for locally-made desserts for our upcoming event. 100 people, less than $5 per person. See attached invite for colors/theme, and send us your proposal ..."
  • "750 sq ft to activate on game days. We’d love a local business to take over the space and pop-up on site. Open to revenue share or per diem rate. Share your concept!"
Upload RFPs to be matched directly with qualified vendors.

Together We Create &
Measure Community Impact

Cureate Connect makes valuable connections

After you connect with a small business via direct message or through a proposal, we do an impact assessment to see how your new business opportunity has effected their growth. These results are then shared with you to report back to your internal or external stakeholders.

Choose Your Plan



  • Icon checkbox checkedAccess to extensive local and regional food & beverage small business database
  • Icon checkbox checkedBrowse vendors by product details, growth stage, certifications & more
  • Icon checkbox checkedUpload RFPs & receive proposals in response to your procurement needs
  • Icon checkbox checkedDirect messaging with local Vendors
  • Icon checkbox checkedBi-weekly f&b industry tips on marketing, bizdev and sourcing trends
  • Icon checkbox checkedBi-annual local & regional trend reports
  • Icon checkbox checkedTrack success stories to share with your team and stakeholders

Connect Plus

Plans starting at $249/month

  • Icon checkbox checkedAll of the perks of the Connect plan
  • Icon checkbox checkedQuarterly check-ins with Cureate Connect team to discuss procurement goals
  • Icon checkbox checkedProactive procurement: our team will proactively search for your needs
  • Icon checkbox checkedAssistance with preparation and management of your RFPs
  • Icon checkbox checkedMarketing and merchandising support to help tell the story of your local Vendor to your constituents
  • Icon checkbox checkedCureate as your prime supplier. We work with your sourced vendors to issue (1) invoice per month
  • Icon checkbox checkedTeams of more than 10? We have enterprise accounts with a reduced fee per user
Schedule a consultation to begin connecting with local vendors.

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