Gryphon’s LAAIR Showcase and Pitch Competition Returns!

Posted on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Audience at the 2019 Gryphon's LAAIR Pitch Competition
Photo credit: Kyle Rodriguez, Artifacts for Life Photography

In May 2019, the first annual Gryphon’s LAAIR Showcase and Pitch Competition drew a crowd of industry leaders, academics, government officials and entrepreneurs to the University of Guelph campus. Not only did the audience learn about many of the disruptive technologies that are emerging from our university labs and research stations, but they also had an opportunity to cheer on six founders as they pitched their businesses to top executives to win a total of $16,500 in prize money!

Sherri Cox and Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield at the 2019 Gryphon's LAAIR Pitch Competition

Pictured left to right: Dr. Sherri Cox & Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield. Photo credit: Kyle Rodriguez, Artifacts for Life Photography

The event returns in 2020 with new teams and technologies and will take place at Cutten Fields in Guelph on Wednesday, May 27th from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm with a champagne reception to follow.  Admission is free but seats are limited. Reserve your space on our ‘front of the line’ ticket list, email

Researchers wishing to participate in the showcase or pitch are welcome to contact Entrepreneurship Manager David Hobson to set up an interview.

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