NutrienRadicleChallengeCanada

Winners

 

Winners announced: October, 2019

Investment: $1m in the growth-stage winner and $250k in the early-stage winner

“They put a lot of time into understanding what we’re doing as a company,” said Karn Manhas, founder and CEO of Terramera. “We had broad range of industry leaders serving as judges – all learning about your technology, learning about how to apply it and also giving some great feedback. We’re looking at this not just as a source of dollars but of partnerships and advice and a platform to be able to build the company from where it is to the next level is really.”

“We have some big visions and this chunk of money can help us scale our manufacturing so we can be able to ship into the market more quickly and start to grow internationally with partners,” said Karen Schuett, founder and CEO of Livestock Water Recycling. “And through our interaction with Nutrien and Radicle, we can turn this into something that really changes the game in our industry.”

About the Challenge

Radicle teamed up with Nutrien (the world’s largest provider of crop inputs, services and solutions) to transform the speed of innovation for Canadian ag and foodtech inovation. We called on Growth-Stage and Seed-Stage ag and foodtech entrepreneurs in Canada to apply for an investment. We shortlisted all of our entrants to eight finalists, who competed onsite at the Pitch Day Competition in Saskatoon October 1-2, 2019.