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Growing Startups through Alberta Yield Ag and Food Tech Advisory Program

Published: Monday, March 1st, 2021

Bioenterprise, TEC Edmonton and Platform Calgary are excited to kick-off the first cohort of Alberta Yield, a program designed for Alberta-based innovation-driven agricultural technology or agri-food ventures. Alberta Yield supports founders and leaders, helping them establish their product or service, increase their networks, and access investment.

Working collaboratively with seasoned advisors, 13 agriculture and food technology startup founders will gain skills in customer development, market validation, increasing sales, refining business models and improving investor readiness. The program gives startups access to a wealth of knowledge from entrepreneurs-in-residence, mentors, technical experts and customized business advisory services. By participating in Alberta Yield, startups will gain the skills and confidence to launch and grow their businesses. 

 

We’re thrilled to welcome 13 incredible companies to the inaugural cohort, including:

Algi creates delicious, purpose driven food products centred around spirulina algae.

Bamboo Dumplings provides the most authentic Northern Chinese dumplings with family recipes handed down several generations.

Cultivatr is Alberta's first online farmer's market. Order local farm fresh foods right to your door with the click of a button.

Flokk provides everything you need to maintain your herd records, collect vital animal information, and complete Canadian traceability reporting. Herd management and traceability where it belongs - at the herd.

GroundUp Eco-Ventures is a unique start-up based on the concept of circular economies, utilizing clean technology to upcycle waste streams into highly desired consumer products. Creating value by eliminating waste!

Hurb Inc. is an Alberta-grown cannabis tech enterprise. Their first platform is Dro, an eMarketplace that centralizes licensed producers, retailers, and customers on one platform. They provide a suite of sales and marketing tools to facilitate orders and increase online exposure.

Mojow's mission is to streamline on-farm operations, through innovative digital technologies and AI, to help build a sustainable agriculture industry.

MycoRize Ltd. is an Alberta based vertically integrated mushroom and mycelium technology agri-business. They address opportunities in food production/cultivation, health and wellness and the biotech sectors, utilizing regenerative and innovative technologies.

MySteMBiotech is a biotech company committed to provide novel livestock colostrum stem cells-based products for enhancing animal health as an alternative to antibiotics.

Nova Green offers prebiotics that rock to get you in tune with your immune. NovaGreen creatively transforms low value biomass into high value, high demand products that benefit consumer health and environmental sustainability.

Top Grade Ag transforms any aeration bin into a predictable Grain Dryer that EVERY farm can afford. Mother nature is NOT a dependable grain dryer.

Torchlight Innovations is an agricultural technology startup that digitizes commodity information management.

West Grow Farms Inc. owns and operates an indoor vertical farm utilizing an aeroponics growing system to grow green leaf vegetables in Alberta. 

 

With a long history of agriculture in our province, this program will help Alberta continue to innovate — allowing agriculture ventures to grow and thrive here. By joining forces, Platform Calgary, Bioenterprise and TEC Edmonton are able to offer startups a wide breadth of knowledge and resources that wouldn’t be possible individually. 

One-on-one coaching and mentorship opportunities are also available for startups and delivered by TEC Edmonton. Applications are accepted continuously and limited to five participants at any one time. Successful applicants will be added to a waiting list and sequentially rotated into this stream as mentor availability permits. 

 

Learn more about Alberta Yield, here.

If you have questions, contact us here



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