The Chipotle Aluminaries Project is an accelerator program that supports ventures from across the country that are advancing innovative solutions that promote sustainability and equity within the food system.


The program will connect ventures to the people and organizations they need to scale their solutions, including mentors, funders, and partners. Together, we will work tirelessly to break down the barriers that stand in the way of a sustainable and equitable food system. 

Accelerator Impact

Aluminaries 1.0

In an effort to make real food accessible for all, The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation held a seven-month accelerator program that gave growth-stage ventures a spotlight and mentoring from established leaders. 

2021 Accelerator

Applications Open

April 29 – May 27, 2021


From now until May 27, 2021, ventures working to create a more sustainable, equitable and efficient food system may submit applications to join a new cohort of ventures that will receive seven months of customized support, including mentorship from Jason Mraz and other industry leaders. Please see the application below for more details:

Program Overview

Aluminaries 3.0 is a seven-month accelerator program that supports innovative ventures in the U.S. Participants will receive hands-on support, peer-to-peer collaboration, and connections to trajectory-altering relationships in our network.

Applications Open: April 29
Applications Close: May 27
Ventures Announced: July 12
Diagnosis Begins: July 13-29
Program Kick-Off: August 2
Virtual Programming: August 2 - October 28
Ongoing Support: November 1 - January 31 (2022)
Program Wrap-Up: January 31 (2022)