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Startups growing with Alberta Yield’s second cohort

Published: Monday, June 14th, 2021

Bioenterprise, TEC Edmonton and Platform Calgary are kicking-off the second cohort of Alberta Yield, a program designed for Alberta-based innovation-driven agricultural technology or agri-food ventures. This cohort consists of 12 agriculture and food technology startup founders looking to gain skills in customer development, market validation, increasing sales, refining business models and improving investor readiness. 

Throughout the program, startups will have access to a wealth of knowledge from entrepreneurs-in-residence, mentors, technical experts and customized business advisory services. The founders and leaders taking part in Alberta Yield will have support establishing their product or service, increasing their networks and accessing investment. Through their participation in Alberta Yield, startups will gain the skills and confidence to launch and grow their businesses. 


We’re excited to welcome some incredible companies to this cohort, including:

Baking Barn’s products all start with our home-made pure vanilla extract. Made with glycerin to give it a sweet, aromatic, yummy vanilla flavour!

Carbon Oxytech Inc. is converting carbon-based materials into more convenient, flexible, and cost-effective humic substance products.

Farmer’s Legacy Biotech believes in developing technology for Planet, People, & Profit. Harnessing Bioreactors to reduce reliance on chemical reactors.

Heyday's fermented food kits include hardware, pre-measured portions of fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes.

Hope Innovation is a simple, plug & play, effective indoor garden that fits your lifestyle. Have fruits and vegetables at your fingertips all year round!

KOR Foods Enhanced All Purpose Flour blended with plant based pulses from lentils, peas, faba bean and chickpeas delivers more nutrition, healthier carbohydrates, increased protein content, additional vitamins and minerals to keep you satisfied and full longer.  

Neo Juicery is a cold pressed juice and plant based beverage manufacturer. We are passionate subscribers to the belief that food is medicine and so we make food that nourishes the body and soul.

Passionoat is made from oats grown on the Canadian Prairies with rain water. Passionoat processes oat milk products that are convenient to use, sustainably made, and easy to enjoy. 

SOL Food Project is a controlled environment agriculture social enterprise focused on the year-round production of nutrient dense fresh produce. We leverage profitable and resilient urban farming systems to provide accessibility to top quality produce for the whole community.

Vinerra is a web-based platform with a mission to organize the world’s wine information, connect wine producers with wine buyers and turn vineyards into carbon sinks. 

Wintergreen Pellets is committed to a greener and more sustainable future by converting underutilized and discarded straw as a feedstock to make pellets for various fuel alternatives.

Zignar Technologies develops solutions for Industry 4.0 with an important network of partners to guarantee the maximum functionality and interoperability of our IoT Hardware and Software platforms.

Alberta Yield helps agriculture ventures in Alberta innovate and grow — continuing Alberta’s long history as a leader in agriculture. Through the partnership between Platform Calgary, Bioenterprise and TEC Edmonton, startups will benefit from a vast range of knowledge, experience and resources. 

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, and contact us if you have any questions.


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