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It looks and smells like beer, but it's not really -
August 14, 2017

By Shannon Martin, CBC News For a craft beer connoisseur, it was the worst kind of news. Ted Fleming went in for what was supposed to be a regular visit to the doctor's office. Instead [...]
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SwitchGrocery: A Direct Link to Innovation
August 14, 2017

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Four years ago, Neha Charnalia set out to commercialize a cauliflower pizza crust. Pre-diabetic and diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), Neha struggled to find a way to maintain [...]
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The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program
August 9, 2017

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) understands technology and business.  Each year, IRAP supports thousands of innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from all industry sectors through funding and a [...]
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2 Pieces of Advice for Food Start-Ups
August 4, 2017

By, Nicole Gallace, FoodGrads Many of you might have thought about entrepreneurship, even if you are still at school or have just graduated. Who could blame you?  Perhaps you have started your first job, but [...]
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The Importance of Choosing the Right Packaging Barrier
July 26, 2017

By Ryan F Talag, Marketing and New Business Associate from Chantler Packages You’ve spent countless hours developing your new food product. From research and experimentation all the way to the final touches and taste [...]
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Sustainability Round Table Series 
July 7, 2017

by Meena Hassanali, Provision Coalition What does sustainability have to do with your food and beverage start up business? Let me tell you. In February 2017, an important report on Canada’s economic growth agenda [...]
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Can there be an Airbnb for Personal Chefs?
July 6, 2017

by Gil Eiges, manjya With a community of thousands of chefs and cooks in Ontario alone, and a growing demand for personal, healthy and local cooking, it’s only natural that such a marketplace would [...]
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The Wisdom of Failure
June 29, 2017

by Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Tired of winning? Samuel West, founder of Sweden’s Museum of Failure, certainly is. While the museum doesn’t honour incompetence, shoddy practices, or flat-out bad ideas, it does [...]
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Who cares about French translation?
June 6, 2017

by Birgit Blain, Birgit Blain & Associates Inc An American brand owner planning to enter the Canadian market, told me they don’t need a French translator for their labels because they use Google. Really? [...]
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Recipe to Retail Part 5: What Can a Marketing Plan
May 30, 2017

by Birgit Blain, Birgit Blain & Associates Are you flying by the seat of your pants? You are, if you don’t have a marketing plan. Developing a product, persuading retailers to list it and [...]
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