Food In Canada

Webinar: Pushing the potential of food entrepreneurs – Wednesday, May 12 12-12:45 pm EST

April 30, 2021   Food in Canada Staff

The next CIFST-Food in Canada webinar will occur Wed. May 12, hosted by Mike McNeil, Vice President, Accelerator & Kitchen Programs, District Ventures. In 2015, Mike McNeil quickly jumped at the chance to build an accelerator program for food and beverage + health and wellness products founded by Canadian entrepreneur Arlene Dickinson. As the first accelerator of its kind in Canada, they learned things the hard way, but eventually, they prevailed. Last year, their accelerator companies did over $150M in revenue. Today, District Ventures is Canada’s ecosystem for consumer goods, featuring a commercial kitchen in Toronto, a $100M venture capital fund, and marketing experts to support brand development.

 Mike will touch on a variety of topics in this presentation. If you run a support program for entrepreneurs, you will learn what has worked for DV in propelling early-stage companies forward. If you’re an entrepreneur (or thinking of becoming one), Mike will share insights for getting started, raising capital, and some of the approaches that have worked for their entrepreneurs. Throughout his presentation, he will touch on the different resources in their ecosystem. He’s been on all sides of entrepreneurship, and he’s excited to share his experience during this webinar.



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