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Food Starter opens its doors to serve up Toronto’s
October 12, 2017
caption id="attachment_4220" align="aligncenter" width="390"] John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, Councillor Frank Di Giorgio, Councillor Michael Thompson, Councillor Mary Fragedakis and Minister Laura Albanese joined Dana McCauley and Ted McKechnie from Food Starter, [...]
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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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Crowdfunding & The Art of the Ask
April 13, 2017

by Caroline Halter, PieShell At PieShell we think of crowdfunding as more closely related to charitable giving than anything else. A large percentage of people who contribute to crowdfunding projects do so not for rewards, [...]
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Dos & Don'ts of Crowdfunding (from those who've been there)
February 16, 2017

by Brona Cosgrave and Cheryl Clements Google the word “crowdfunding,” and you’ll come up with literally millions of articles about what you should and shouldn’t do. It can be tough to sort through [...]
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What we have in store for 2017!
January 18, 2017

nbsp; Food Starter has some exciting news for food entrepreneurs! Interest in our Market Feasibility Boot Camp has been very high!  As a result we will be running 3 more cohorts in 2017! Further, our [...]
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How Prep Instructions Can Impact Sales
January 2, 2017

by Birgit Blain, Birgit Blain & Associates Have you ever had to assemble furniture with poor instructions? Then you know how frustrating it can be. The same applies to food. On one occasion I purchased [...]
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Agricultural Adaptation Council Supports Food Starter Entrepreneurs!
December 22, 2016

Since 2015, the AAC has sponsored Food Starter via Canada’s Agriculture and Agri-Food Growing Forward 2 program. The Growing Forward 2 program focuses on competitiveness, innovation and market development to ensure Canadian processors and [...]
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Transparency in Food Supply-Systems: Why it doesn’t already exist,
December 14, 2016

by Tom Bryce-Hart, Local Line “A true free market assumes equal access to information. We are far from it when it comes to our food.” — Michele Simon Who played left-field for the losing team in [...]
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Why Food Trends Fascinate Us
September 6, 2016

by Dana McCauley  When I started writing about food trends way back in the last century, the conversation was simple: People wanted to learn what gourmet restaurant chefs were making and how those lofty creations [...]
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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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