2021 Gryphon's LAAIR Pitch Competition Finale

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Join us for the 2021 Gryphon's LAAIR Pitch Competition Finale!

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The Gryphon's LAAIR Innovation Showcase and Pitch Competition returns!

Join us online as five founders present their world changing technologies for the first time! Attendees will be inspired by the U of G innovators who are building world changing technologies. This interactive event will give attendees an opportunity to start conversations, network with agri-food professionals and business leaders and explore partnerships that have mutual benefit.

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  • Live Stream Pitch Finale: May 19 from 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Online After-Party: May 19 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm

What to expect:

Host: Dan Clapson, Globe & Mail columnist and founder of Eat North

Five Teams led by Academic Entrepreneurs:

  • AstraRedex
  • BioFerm Functional Foods
  • DigiTrack Systems
  • Guelph Petrographic Imaging
  • Obi Veterinary Education

International Judging Panel will choose a $10,000 prize winner

  • Harry Ghandi, Founder & Start-up Coach (Canada)
  • Jim Hardin, Senior Investment Manager, AVAC Group (Canada)
  • David Maasz, Co-founder & CEO, INPAPAMC (Hungary)
  • Jenn Smith, Program Director, Grow-NY (USA)
  • Suhas Narayanaswamy, Investment Professional, Lewis and Clark Agrifood (USA)

For more information please visit the official event webpage. Please note: we'll be adding more details about the teams, the event and how you can get involved to vote for the $2,500 people's choice award over the coming weeks so please check back often!

In the meantime, here's a link that lets you watch last year's competition:

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