SIAL Canada is challenging food start-ups in a pitch competition.

Ambitious and growing entrepreneurs looking for ways to take their food businesses to the next level, as well as those who require capital or industry expertise to assist with growth, are invited to apply. 

The competition is a novel format: 2 sets of Start-Ups will pitch their concept on May 1st, in the morning and in the afternoon.

Applications for the competition can be completed online at The deadline to apply is April 12.


  • Offer a food product or new technology related to the food manufacturing industry.
  • Already be in market with various retail or food service outlets serviced.
  • Earn annual revenue between CAD$ 200,000- CAD$ 700,000.

Selected participants will pitch to an audience of investors, industry leaders, technical experts, media and entrepreneurs. They will also receive one-on-one access to industry experts on business development, PR, branding, consumer trends, legal, troubleshooting during scale-up, formulation adjustment, processing, food safety, packaging, distribution and retail.

The pitch competition will be held at SIAL Canada, the North America’s biggest food-innovation tradeshow. For more information, visit