A non-profit organization, District Ventures Kitchen is part of the District Ventures ecosystem, supporting innovation and growth in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector.

Founded by Arlene Dickinson, District Ventures includes a non-profit national accelerator program for CPG products; District Ventures Capital, a $100M investment fund; and District Ventures Marketing, a CPG marketing agency.

Launched in November 2019, DVK assumed operations of Food Starter to further support Canadian food entrepreneurs and integrate their products into a supportive ecosystem of mentorship, brand expertise, and capital.