Upstart Food Brands does some of its best work for startups. By helping emerging companies to properly position and develop their brands from the ground up, we can help them avoid critical early missteps, and can maximize the impact of limited investment capital.

What really sets us apart is our experience with food and beverage startups. We understand the business of launching food and beverage brands because we’ve helped a lot of companies through it. We’re very familiar with the specific challenges that a food startup faces. This insight makes our work infinitely stronger and more relevant, and gives our brands an advantage against the competition. And with our network of industry resources, we can go beyond brand strategy and business development to sales and marketing, which is a holistic approach that simply isn’t available to most startups at a reasonable cost.

Unfortunately, startups can be tough to find. They’re usually just people like you and I, with an entrepreneurial mindset and a great idea. They’re friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and family.

We want your help to find them….and we want to PAY YOU FOR IT!

We’re launching a program called Upstart Startups. It’s an initiative where a simple referral can turn into easy cash.

All you have to do is…

1. MAKE A REFERRAL – Share this page ( with the owner of a startup food brand, and ask them to contact us through the form below.

2. MAKE MONEY! – If they contact us and we end up landing a project with them, we’ll pay you 5% of the project total upon its completion* – for instance, a $5,000 project equates to $250 in your pocket!

That’s it!

There is no limit to the number of referrals, and therefore the amount of cash, you can receive.

Refer 5 wins to us, and we’ll give you an additional hundred dollars!

Not only will you be paid to help us get clients, you’ll be supporting small, local food businesses. It’s a win, win, win!

Please share this with as many people as you can, and let’s all make a difference together!



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* Only the first project with a referred client is eligible for a referral payout. Subsequent projects, beyond this initial engagement, are not eligible for the Upstart Startups program.

Josh Schipkowski

Owner of Upstart Food Brands, Josh is dedicated to helping food brands realize their potential.