Nurturing the Food Startup Economy

Event Date:

April 28, 2022

Event Time:

3:00 pm

Event Location:


Are you looking to discover how London region is taking off as a Canadian leader for food processing startups?

Join Fanshawe College’s Centre for Research & Innovation (CRI) and The Grove at @Western Fair Association for “Nurturing the Food Startup Economy” on April 28th at 3pm ET!

The event will feature presentations from startups in the agri-food industry based at The Grove who have partnered with CRI on research and development projects. Hear about what startups are doing to overcome challenges in the food processing industry, see the expanding facilities at The Grove, and learn more about how partnerships across the London region are removing barriers for small-medium sized enterprises.


Denise Allen, CEO of @Food Producers of Canada (FPC) – “The importance of local food producers in the food innovation ecosystem”

Panel discussion:

• Kelvin Van Rijn, founder, @The Fritter Shop

• Nick Spina, CEO, @LiveFit Foods

• Surria Fadel, partner, Cedar Valley Selections

• Michael Dales, @RH Accelerator Inc.

• Denise Dewar, Innovation Advisor, @Bioenterprise Canada

In-person and live stream info/registration here:

  • Webinar

Event Schedule Details

  • April 28, 2022 3:00 pm
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