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Six Island food buisnesses have been selected in a one year food accelerator program, Food Propel, launched in September, 2018. 

The Prince Edward Island food businesses selected are Annand Clams, Atlantic Shellfish, East Coast Craft Soda Co., East Coast Organic Feed Mill, the Handpie Company, and Maritime Madness.

Companies participating in Food Propel will benefit from a dedicated mentor team, workshops led by industry experts, market travel, and a cost shared growth fund to assist with strategic investments to grow their business. The program will help companies to grow and successfully capture new opportunities – such as expanding into new markets and launching new products.  

Have you ever thought about starting your own food business? Food Xcel has been developed to help aspiring Island food entrepreneurs move their idea forward through a combination of progressive workshops, networking opportunities with food agencies, industry experts, and entrepreneurs and a chance to compete for a $25,000 Food Ignition seed capital award! Click here to register.
Click here to register for the event.

Women Entrepreneurship Fund provides support to women to grow their businesses and facilitate their pursuit of opportunities in markets abroad. The Fund is a $20 million investment providing up to $100,000 in non-repayable contribution funding for 12 months. The Women Entrepreneurship Fund will fund women-owned and women-led businesses to invest in activities that focus on:

  • Supporting pursuit of market opportunities abroad (e.g. international marketing strategy, supply chain integration, promotions, business advisory services, online presence/website development)
  • Supporting Scale-up, Expansion and Growth (e.g. product/service development and improvement, inventory management, value stream mapping, upgrades to plant and equipment, process and technology improvements
  • Additional activities that support the objectives of the Women Entrepreneurship Fund

The Government of Canada invites eligible businesses to submit their innovative proposals for funding under the Women Entrepreneurship Fund.

Click here for more information.

     

Canada's Food Island Food Facts

Did you know? PEI has the first Guinness World Record attempt at the World's longest charcuterie board as part of the Forage PEI food symposium. The Board was 52 ft 3.25 inches and included over a hundred various ingredients including a variety of cured meats, cheeses, preserves and condiments.

Click here to read more.

2017 Food Xcel Final Pitch Day
Chef Profile - Jeremy Martin
     

UPCOMING EVENTS

Artisan Cider Workshop
November 15th, 2018

Annual Industry Conference presented by Food & Beverage Atlantic
November 22nd, 2018

Food Automation Atlantic
November 27th (Moncton), 28th (Halifax), 29th (St.John’s)

Food Xcel 
November 29th, 2018

Food Networking Session - Peter Van Stolk
November 29th, 2018

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