Malaysia's first incubator for food entrepreneurs

Are you an early-stage food entrepreneur with aspiration to grow your food venture?

Program Overview

Get ready to take your food business to the next level with SAGO Incubator – the ultimate 10-week, full-time program designed to equip you with the skills, resources and networks you need to help your food business succeed.

With a jam-packed schedule of workshops, masterclasses, recipe-jamming, mentorship, immersive engagements and exclusive events, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from some of the most successful names in the industry and gain valuable insights that will set you apart from the competition.

Food Innovation

Strengthen your current skills or recipes, and further develop your culinary creativity and innovation to commercialise new food products, processes and services. Learn from the experts and indulge in discovering the myriad of native Sarawak ingredients and our unique cuisines.

Business Fundamentals

Develop your business fundamental skills, from digital marketing to accounting and finance, to better manage and grow your food business. Learn from experienced and successful foodpreneurs and digital food service providers as you design your growth & digitalisation plan.

Market Development

Sell and test your market (or a new market segment) for your product. Access commercial spaces during the program for you to prototype and experiment, conduct sales and leverage on a network of partners and community to cross-market and sell your products.

Application for SAGO INCUBATOR 2023 has now closed!

Foodpreneur Benefits

If you are one of the foodpreneurs accepted into SAGO Incubator, you will have access to the following benefits, and more to come, to help you launch and grow your food business!

Food Handler Certificate by Ministry of Health

Access to The Grounds & commercial kitchen

Mentorship from industry experts and successful foodpreneurs

Access to selected ingredients during the programme

Access to commercial spaces to test and develop your market

Typhoid vaccination for food handlers

Who is this program for?

Are you the foodpreneur we are looking for? If you fit the following criteria, apply now!

  • minimum 18 years old
  • managing owner of your food business
  • you and your business must be based in Sarawak
  • your food business must’ve been operating for at least 3 months
  • current annual revenue between RM50,000-RM300,000
  • able to travel and willing to commit fully to the whole duration of the programme
  • able to be based in Kuching during the programme
  • open-minded, eager to learn, adventurous, ready to meet new people and brings to the table a dash of fun and madnes
  • passionate about Sarawak and what Sarawak has to offer

Class of 2023

We are thrilled to announce the exceptional lineup of participants for SAGO Incubator 2023, representing the very best of Kuching’s culinary scene. These talented individuals and businesses have been carefully selected for their innovative approaches, dedication to preserving Sarawak’s gastronomic traditions, and commitment to sustainability.

Azlin binti keria

Tacos Lengis

Doeindarvieson Steward Runggah

Suci & Juicy

Lavinia Ng

360 Smile

Roselle Chai

Roselle's Kitchen

Cinde Chong

Cinde's Snacks

Nur Hanie binti Mohammed

Ringkat Mama

Martiana Chia

The Rasa

Vivian Voon

Aunty V Home Cook

Debby Yong


Izuwan Rabaie

Boy Manok

Precinia Patrick

Prez Lasagna

Mentors for SAGO Incubator 2023

Our mentors are not just accomplished F&B business owners, but also experts who have gone through the entire journey of starting, managing, and growing their F&B empires. With their rich and diverse experience, our esteemed mentors bring valuable insights, industry trends, and growth strategies to the table, providing our participants with unparalleled guidance and support.

Amin Aznizan

Managing Director
Anak Miri Kitchen Sdn Bhd

Mastika Jamali

Founder & MD
Moms Laksa

kenneth tiong

Managing Director
Sharing Planet

chef achang libat

SAGO Incubator Mentor-in-Residence

AJ sim

Managing Director
Sinang Food

Nathan ngu

Founder & MD
Domus Group

marichelle livan lah

Managing Director
Lepau Restaurant

Elvina Ngo

Food Journal Group

bear liew


dato patrick liew

Founder & Chairman
iCube Innovation Sdn Bhd

welly kwok

Howdy Grillhouse & Gim's Saucery

Capt hj md nasir

Serapi Group

Can you take the heat?

Organising Partners

SAGO Incubator is jointly organised by partners who are Sarawakians passionate about what Sarawak has to offer, with more than 20 years collective experience in F&B and hospitality training, startup and social enterprise incubation and F&B business management.

in collaboration with our Implementing Partners for SAGO Incubator 2023

Contact Us

Questions, clarifications or looking to partner with us? Get in touch and we’ll get back to you soonest.

program location

The Hills Kuching
Interhill Place,
Jalan Bukit Mata,
93100, Kuching