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June 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Research Innovation Office at the University of Guelph is excited to announce the Ontario Agri-Tech Pitch Competition in collaboration with the Government of Ontario.

By uniting farmers, academics, agri-tech entrepreneurs, and investors, this event will raise awareness about the problems worth solving and showcase investible companies.

Join us online to watch as the next generation of new Ontario-based agri-tech start-up companies battle it out to be best in class.

The company with the greatest potential to advance the Ontario agri-food sector and beyond will win a grand prize of $10,000 and the winner of the People’s Choice award will take home $2,500.

Apply to enter the Ontario Agri-Tech Pitch Competition and/ or register to attend online or in-person.


  • $10,000 Best in Class: for best investment/impact pitch as determined by an experienced investor panel.
  • $2,500 People’s Choice Award: for most popular team determined by audience voting.
  • $1,000 Finalist Award: for each team selected to pitch plus free hotel the night before.

Event details:

  • Open to any Ontario based agri-tech start-up company.
  • Focus on Ontario-based early-stage companies preparing for seed investment.
  • All teams must pitch live in Guelph, ON.

Why attend?

  • Learn about emerging Agri-Tech talent and technology in Ontario.
  • Learn about the resources available at the University of Guelph to support companies.

Our Sponsors

This event is an extension of the well-known Gryphon’s LAAIR Program funded through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, a collaboration between the Government of Ontario and the University of Guelph.

The Research Innovation Office thanks its sponsors the RHA Partners / 519 Growth Fund, John F. Wood Centre and the Government of Ontario through the Agri-Food Innovation Alliance.

Contact us!

Want to learn more or have any questions? Email:


June 20
10:00 am - 11:30 am


120-150 Research Lane
120-150 Research Lane
Guelph, Ontario Canada
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Additional Info

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