The first Agri-Investment Symposium was held in Toronto in March 2010 where 8 agri-based companies were provided with the opportunity to pitch their innovative business venture to 20 potential investors. Post-event evaluation results showed high levels of participant satisfaction with 50% of presenting companies and 53% of investors either entering into a business deal or potentially entering into a business deal as a result of the Symposium.
Any entrepreneurs interested in presenting their agri-business venture to potential investors in Saskatoon must submit a formal "Request to Present" to AAFC by September 30, 2010. (**Change from Sept 15th)
Further information and instructions for agri-entrepreneurs and for investors are available at www.agr.gc.ca/agri-symposium.