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Tips for your First Pitch Competition

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:

The Future of Knowledge Mobilization panel

The Future of Knowledge Mobilization: Reflections of a Panel Discussion

Out with academic posters, tedious protocols that slow down research impact, research for research sake and clunky terminology. On May 21st, 2019 at the Gryphon’s LAAIR Innovation Showcase and Pitch Competition, our esteemed knowledge mobilization panel candidly shared what they believe has run its course in knowledge mobilization from their unique perspectives.

Our panel included:

Dr. Sherri Cox announcing 2019 Gryphon's LAAIR Grants

2019 Gryphon’s LAAIR Projects Announced

On May 21, 2019 Dr. Sherri Cox, Executive Director of Research Innovation and Knowledge Mobilization, announced the latest recipients sharing a total of $420,000 in Gryphon’s LAAIR funding. Made possible by the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, Gryphon's LAAIR Grants are ideal for identifying target markets and testing concepts with end users.

Gryphon with "Innovation of the Year Award: Accepting Nominations"

Innovation of the Year Award

The University of Guelph has a long tradition of innovative research with real-world applications. The results can be found on farms, in labs, and even at the ice cream counter. Almost 100 years ago, Dr. Charles Zavitz developed cereal grains that benefited dairy farmers. Just over 50 years ago, Dr. Garnet Johnston developed the popular Yukon Gold potato, and recently Prof.

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