You’re invited to meet the winners of our inaugural FoodTech Next Program, in-person, in Ottawa!

The event will be in English and real-time translated into French using the Wordly App.

Attendees will have a chance to hear project pitches from the winning FoodTech Next companies, identify collaboration opportunities, and network with food industry leaders, funders, government officials, and researchers who are championing innovation in the food industry.

Why Attend?

The FoodTech Next winners will be showcasing innovations that impact all aspects of the food value chain, including:

Improving food purchasing experiences
Increasing automation in commercial kitchens
Enhancing food safety
Extending the shelf-life of fresh proteins
Developing sustainable packaging
And more!
Who Should Attend?

Food and beverage company leaders
Investors (angels, venture capitalists, private equity)
Tech companies curious about opportunities in the food industry
Professionals working in mergers and acquistion, deal flow readiness, export
Government policy and program developers
Media working in business, food and economic development
CFIN Members
This unique event strives to create supportive partnerships that will help Canada’s brightest food technology innovators to succeed! At this event you’ll be the first to meet and identify collaboration opportunities with the winners of our new FoodTech Next Program and have an opportunity to network with leaders across the Canadian food sector. Join us to become an integral part of Canada’s economic success!


We are pleased to welcome Michael Grantmyre of Osler, as our Keynote Speaker.

Michael’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities law in the technology sector. As a partner in Osler’s Emerging and High Growth Companies group, Michael advises both technology companies and a wide range of investors in connection with a variety of transactions including acquisitions and divestitures, venture capital, growth equity and private equity financings, recapitalizations, joint ventures and strategic alliances, all in addition to supporting the day-to-day corporate needs of the companies that he acts for. Michael plays a central role with Osler’s relationship with the League of Innovators, who are a national Canadian charity that offer accessible programs, education and events for young entrepreneurs, from discovery through to acceleration.

See you in Ottawa on February 16th!

* Hotel Booking Information

CFIN has secured a preferential rate for event attendees. Use code ‘K6Y’ when booking to secure 10-15% off.