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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Gryphon’s LAAIR Innovation Showcase and Pitch Competition returns!

Join us online as five founders present their world-changing technologies for the first time! This interactive event will give attendees an opportunity to start conversations, network with agri-food professionals and business leaders and explore partnerships that have mutual benefit.

Online Event Timeline:

  • Live Stream Pitch Finale from 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Online After-Party from 2 to 3 p.m.

Host: Dan Clapson, Globe & Mail columnist and founder of Eat North

Five Teams led by Academic Entrepreneurs:

  • AstraRedex
  • BioFerm Functional Foods
  • DigiTrack Systems
  • Guelph Petrographic Imaging
  • Obi Veterinary

International Judging Panel will choose a $10,000 prize winner:

  • Harry Ghandi, Founder & Start-up Coach (Canada)
  • Jim Hardin, Senior Investment Manager, AVAC Group (Canada)
  • David Maasz, Co-founder & CEO, INPAPAMC (Hungary)
  • Jenn Smith, Program Director, Grow-NY (USA)
  • Suhas Narayanaswamy, Associate, Lewis and Clark Agrifood (USA)


Wednesday, May 19, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Categories:


Ontario Canada

Additional Info

Event is open to
U of G students, U of G faculty and staff, The public