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The Next Big Thing: The Ancient Bakers - Donuts for the
January 24, 2018

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Boston, Massachusetts can’t get enough of The Ancient Bakers apple cider cinnamon donuts. Or their lemon pomegranate glazed. So why has Tonya Johnson, Boston-based The Ancient Bakers’ President [...]

The Next Big Thing: Eat These Pickles - Beyond the Pickle
November 16, 2017

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Most people bring bottles of wine to a party. Eric Machtinger brought his homemade pickles. His hosts weren’t disappointed. They were enthusiastic. “People would crack open the jar [...]

The Next Big Thing: Desserts Studio - A Baker on a
October 25, 2017

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Most people start a bakery to sell pretty cupcakes or perfect pies. Linda Cheung started her business, Desserts Studio Inc., to “help youth and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder ([...]

The Next Big Thing - Living Farmacy: Beyond Smooth
September 5, 2017

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Living Farmacy wasn’t born in a single moment, but evolved from a series of events spanning 20+ years. It began when Kim Chung, a broke student, spent her [...]

Identify your Value Proposition in 60 Seconds
August 21, 2017

At Food Starter, we gather the best trainers we can to help our clients hone their business skills and get to market fast!  One of our specialists who adds tremendous value at the Market Feasibility [...]

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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]