Start-ups disrupting the food system
December 3, 2020
Fourteen companies showcase how zero waste and regenerative practices can create the food companies of the future
On December 3, 2020, fourteen companies in Guelph-Wellington showcased how they grow and make food sustainably–with zero waste—in a Dragons’ Den style virtual pitch competition, in front of 70 food industry leaders from across Canada including local politicians, government representatives, investors, retailers and distributors.
The companies were taking part in R-Purpose MICRO, a 12-week intensive training program to help early-stage food and beverage companies embed purpose and circularity in their businesses. This program, developed and delivered by Provision Coalition, Canada’s leading food and beverage sustainability experts, was funded by Guelph-Wellington’s Our Food Future initiative, which is working to become Canada’s first circular food economy.
This graduating cohort of R-Purpose MICRO includes A Friendlier Company, Althaea Herb Farm, BioForm Functional Foods, Blue Sky Beef, The Elora Farmers’ Market, Fan/Joy, 5th Bean, GR365N Limited, Taste Detours, The Grain Revolution, Troll Bridge Creek Inc., The Urban Orchardist, Urban Stalk, and Well Baked Box.
See the full press release here