January 27, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Niagara College
100 Niagara College Blvd
Welland, ON
L3C 7L3

Based on Google’s famous Startup Weekend model, Niagara College’s Agri-Food Startup Weekend will spark innovation and entrepreneurial action focused in solving problems in Agriculture and Food sectors.

This inspirational and action-packed weekend will begin Friday night, when we hear from award-winning horticulturalist, David Pratt. Teams* will then form and learn more about the problems for which they will develop solutions.

On Saturday, teams develop solutions and business models with support from mentors and workshops, and pitch to a panel of expert judges on Sunday afternoon. Judges will award one winning team the grand prize of $500 cash and various other in-kind business services (visit ncTakeOff.ca/site/agrifood-startup-weekend for prize package details).

*Upon registration, individuals will be assigned teams based on diverse skillsets to ensure multi-dimensional solutions (for example, a team may consist of a greenhouse technician, mechanical engineer tech., computer programmer, marketing student, and someone with a culinary innovation background). Please refer to full Terms of Participation at ncTakeOff.ca/site/agrifood-startup-weekend.

This event is hosted by Niagara College (ncTakeOff).