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The 2019 Gryphon's LAAIR event hosted in a large lecture hall with tiered seating. Attendees, some taking notes, are focused on a presenter speaking at the podium. The speaker is also displayed on a large projection screen behind him.

Events | Research Innovation Office

June 2024

Banner for the Ontario Agri-Tech Pitch Competition on June 20, 2024, at Guelph, ON, with prizes of $10,000 for Best in Class, $2,500 for People's Choice, and $1,000 for a Finalist. The event is part of the Gryphon's LAAIR Program, depicted with a graphic of a robotic arm.

Ontario Agri-Tech Pitch Competition

June 20 2024 | HYBRID EVENT: 120-120 Research Lane, Guelph, ON | 11:30 am 

The Research Innovation Office at the University of Guelph is excited to announce the Ontario Agri-Tech Pitch Competition in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs.

By uniting farmers, academics, agri-tech entrepreneurs, and investors, this event will raise awareness about the problems worth solving and showcase investible companies.

Join us online to watch as the next generation of new Ontario-based agri-tech start-up companies battle it out to be best in class.

The company with the greatest potential to advance the Ontario agri-food sector and beyond will win a grand prize of $10,000 and the winner of the People's Choice award will take home $2,500.

  • Applications to enter the competition will be open from January 8, 2024, to February 19, 2024
  • Registration to watch the finale will be open from January 22, 2024, to June 19, 2024, at 8:00 am.