University of Guelph driving innovation and business success

The University of Guelph’s Research Innovation Office’s (RIO) programming and services really paid off in 2020 when several companies that were either developed or assisted through the office reached new heights in terms of discoveries, investments and revenues. Here are just some of the thriving businesses that were #CreatedatGuelph:

Serial entrepreneur helps found company that’s combatting COVID-19

Inaugural Research Innovation Festival generates agri-business buzz

The first annual Research Innovation Festival will be a springtime celebration of cutting-edge agri-technology businesses that have their roots in the University of Guelph’s research community.

Everything from advanced nanotechnology that helps fight disease and viruses to a convenient online education platform for busy veterinarians will be on display.

Introducing the 2021 Gryphon’s LAAIR Pitch Teams

This year’s crop of contestants for the 2021 Gryphon’s LAAIR (Leading to the Accelerated Adoption of Advanced Research) pitch competition is strong, healthy and diversified, with roots in a wide range of disciplines at the University of Guelph.

Dairy cattle eating silage

Doubly Effective

Research partnership improves the healthfulness of feed, animals and cheese

Accelerator Guelph company Neophyto Foods Leverages Guelph Entrepreneurship Ecosystem to Rhyze and Shine!

Jane Ong, co-founder of Neophyto Foods, won the $25,000 grand prize at the 2020 Rhyze and Shine! Pitch Competition on October 21, 2020. The event was the culmination of the first cohort of the Rhyze Ventures program that helped female entrepreneurs to optimize their business and leadership skills through classes, business projects, mentorship, and pitch training. Nine entrepreneurs in the Rhyze cohort, including Ms.