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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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The Next Big Thing: 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 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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Food Starter entrepreneurs share their experiences in the Humber College’
March 17, 2017

by Amanda Scriver Last month, we shared how six of our incredible Food Starter entrepreneurs were matched up by Humber College’s Bachelor of Commerce program to take part in the college’s Capstone Project. [...]
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Food Starter entrepreneurs participate in Humber College’s Bachelor of
February 21, 2017

by Amanda Scriver Since last summer, we’ve been working behind the scenes with Humber College professors Pierre-Pascal Gendron and Youssef Youssef to create a wonderful opportunity for Food Starter clients to work with graduating [...]
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Get Ready! 2017 is the Year to Test your Food
November 8, 2016

Last week Food Starter celebrated a significant milestone; November 2nd marked exactly one year since we started to help early stage food businesses at our 76 Densley Avenue location. In the last 12-months we’ve [...]
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You've Got Questions - We've Got Answers!
September 2, 2016

Have you heard about Food Stater's on-demand 24/7 resource portal? Answer Box is a password protected area on our website that is available to Food Commercialization Program clients, Accelerator clients and Food Starter Members. [...]
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So you want to be a food entrepreneur? 6 GTA
July 18, 2016

by Lisa Reed, Food Science Intern, Food Starter             “How do I get my idea to the marketplace?” is a common question we hear from first time food entrepreneurs for good reason- starting a new business [...]
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Mayor Tory launches StartUp HERE Toronto Café mentoring platform
June 27, 2016

Mayor John Tory launched a new mentoring platform for entrepreneurs and small businesses with program partner Ten Thousand Coffees. "This initiative will help make Toronto's business community more accessible to those developing their businesses and [...]
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How to Test your Food Product Idea
June 14, 2016

Starting a food business is a dream for many people. While it seems that ideas for new products abound, so few food business ideas become profitable businesses.  How do you know which of your ideas [...]
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