The Research Innovation Office at the University of Guelph (U of G), in partnership with the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, a collaboration between the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the U of G, hosted the Gryphon’s LAAIR Pitch Competition, the highlight of the Research Innovation Festival.
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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!
You've got a great idea, maybe even an MVP but you need money. The next logical step is to win pitch competitions! But, without a product in stores, no website or any experience under your belt, how will you even get into one? We're a young startup in that position and we just got in our first pitch competition, the Canadian National Exhibition's Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition. Here are some of our takeaways from that whole experience:
As part of Canadian Innovation Week, The Research Innovation Office at the University of Guelph (UofG), funded by the Ontario government through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, hosted the first annual Gryphon’s LAAIR Innovation Showcase and Pitch Competition. The event, held on May 21, celebrated the amazing innovators who are putting knowledge into action in ways that have an impact on the Ontario economy and beyond.
Six corporations with roots in the UofG research community to compete for $17,500 in prizes at the first annual Gryphon’s LAAIR Innovation Showcase and Pitch Competition on May 21
Join us Tuesday, May 21st from 2 to 9 p.m. for a Canadian Innovation Week Event in Rozanski Hall at the University of Guelph (50 Stone Road East, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1).
The Research Innovation Office at the University of Guelph (UofG) is pleased to invite you to celebrate innovators who are putting knowledge into action in ways that have a real-world impact!