The competition is part of The Green Pursuit – A Sustainability and Innovation Challenge.
What is The Green Pursuit Challenge?
This Sustainability Challenge is a business pitch competition that will provide a $45,000 cash prize to the winner and a $5,000 cash prize to the runner-up.
Applications will be scored on:
- the problem or opportunity they are addressing,
- their unique solution,
- their team’s experience, and
- the overall sustainability impact on the agriculture, food and beverage sectors in Canada.
The 10 highest-scoring applications will be selected to participate in a virtual event where they will pitch their business and/ or demo their technology to a panel of experts that will determine the winner and runner-up.
Eligible applicants are incorporated, for-profit Canadian companies with a minimum Technology Readiness Level of 4+ who operate in the agriculture or food & beverage sectors. This competition is designed for early-stage companies that are pre-revenue or have trailing 12-month revenues of less than $250,000 and have 5 or fewer FTE employees.
The deadline to submit an Application is June 17, 2023 at 12 pm EDT