Chipotle Aluminaries

Reimagining the food system to be sustainable, equitable, and efficient.

The third installment of the Chipotle Aluminaries Project supports innovative growth-stage ventures in the U.S. with hands-on support, peer-to-peer collaboration, and connections to trajectory-altering relationships in our network.
An illustration of farmers handing baskets of fruits and veggies to one another.

The last year exposed how fragile the U.S. food system is. In the west, farmers spent their summers fending off wildfires that threatened to destroy their land. The COVID-19 pandemic struck workers and disrupted national supply chains. And all across the country, the farming community reckoned with hard truths about its racist and exclusionary history.

Now is the time to take a fresh look at our food system and reimagine what it can be — technologically efficient, able to meet the demands of our growing population, and equitable for all farmers. In pursuit of this mission, we’re launching the Chipotle Aluminaries Project, 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.


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What participants receive

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Virtual Workshops

Attend hands-on workshops focused on key areas of scale like strategy, leadership, finances, and systems.

Curated Mentorship

Engage with mentors committed to funneling their expertise and experience into the next generation of leaders.

Financial Architects

Work with a consultant to build out financial systems and models.

Investment Readiness

Prepare for investment through customized support and introductions to funders.

Peer-to-Peer Collaboration

Access to a community of support and cohort-wide learnings between the ventures, mentors and other key partners in the program.

Chipotle Celebrity Status

One free entrée at Chipotle every day for one year!


Meet a sampling of world-class mentors supporting this initiative

They are dedicated to personalized mentorship, guidance, and pro bono work to help tackle your organization’s trickiest challenges.

Timeline of events

Ventures Announced (7/21)

Uncharted selects and announces eight ventures that are the best fit for the Chipotle Aluminaries Project.

Diagnosis (7/13 - 7/29)

Uncharted dives deep into identifying the challenges specific to each venture and identifies the people they need to help scale their business and create deeper impact.

Virtual Programming (8/2 - 10/28)

We'll host hands-on virtual workshops with focuses in key areas of scale, strategy, leadership, finances, and systems.

Ongoing Support (11/1 - 1/31/22)

Ventures connect with Uncharted staff through regular check-ins that focus on working towards hitting key goals and metrics.


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