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General

Our Mission

Cureate Connect fosters economic growth on a local level through regionalized food and beverage procurement.

Our Core Values

Wait, what is Cureate Connect again?

Cureate Connect is a platform for large businesses, name brands, and institutions to connect with the small business economy through local food and drink procurement.

So, who is a Buyer?

A Buyer is an individual or an organization looking to begin a contract with a small to mid-size food and/or drink Vendor.

Our Buyers include, but are not limited to, the following areas of interest:

Who can sign-up as a Vendor?

A Vendor is any food and/or beverage entrepreneur looking to grow and scale their business.

How do you match Buyers and Vendors?

Our platform is designed around mutual goals. Both Buyers and Vendors choose their procurement goal(s) from the following list:

Once a goal is selected, Vendors will begin receiving Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from Buyers with like-minded goals.

What is a Request for Proposal (RFP)?

A Request for Proposal is a solicitation by an agency or company interested in procurement of a commodity or service to potential Vendors to submit business proposals.

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Vendors

Vendor Responsibilities

Upon signing-up for the Cureate Connect platform, you will be guided through a profile creation process to answer key questions about your business and its growth. This is crucial in creating connections with potential Buyers. This information will not be shared with competitors, and it is for Buyers eyes only.

Your products section may include Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) items that you currently have or will have for a holiday season; a potential plan for a brick-and-mortar establishment; or even event/catering menus.

Based on how you would like to grow your business, choose the goal(s) that best suit your needs and create products that fit into those procurement goal categories.

What do I get as a Vendor by being a part of this platform?

How much does it cost?

Cureate Connect platform is free for Vendors. Why? We believe there are already too many expenses a small business endures in order to scale.

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Buyers

Buyer Responsibilities

Upon signing-up for the Cureate Connect platform, you will choose the level in which you want to engage with the product. We have two tiers of membership: Connect and Connect Plus

Once you’ve decided upon your membership level, you will be guided through a profile creation process. You will fill out the profile as your company, but there is a section for you to tell your own story and experience. We believe in people creating relationships as people, so let your personality and experience shine through.

In the last section, upload your Requests for Proposals (RFPs) by attaching a PDF, adding a title and description, and due date. We will do the rest!

What do I get by being a part of this platform?

Connect level members receive:

Connect Plus level members receive:

How much does it cost?

Find out about Cureate Connect's pricing by selecting your buyer type. Our subscription price is a mere fraction of what it would cost you to hire an additional business development, marketing, or operations professional to assist you with this work.

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