20 Canadian companies selected for exclusive pitch event

September 3, 2019

20 Canadian companies selected for exclusive pitch event

Nutrition Capital Network and Natural Products Canada has chosen 20 Canadian companies to present at their third annual investor meeting on Sept 18-19 in Toronto.

The Investor Meeting attracts investors and industry leaders from the nutrition, natural health product and functional ingredient sectors, providing an excellent opportunity for the 20 Canadian companies selected to present.

“We are very proud to showcase these innovative companies to investors from across Canada and around the globe,” says Shelley King, CEO, Natural Products Canada. “The connections and insights they gain at this event will be significant in their business growth.”

The demand for convenience, sustainability and nutrition is driving sales in food, beverages and supplements each year. Companies tapping into the expanding ‘better for you’ trends stand to experience significant growth and substantial returns for their investors.

“Canadian companies have a real opportunity to shine in this area,” says Grant Ferrier, founder and president, Nutrition Capital Network. “The investors in our network are drawn to the strong science and well-supported entrepreneurial system that stands behind these businesses.”

The companies, which will be revealed to attending investors, produce the following food, beverage, and natural health and wellness solutions:

  • Functional food ingredient from blueberry powder, targeting cardiovascular health management
  • Unique nutraceutical formulations, targeted for specific health benefits including support for untreated diseases
  • Novel and effective plant-based nutraceuticals that target metabolism support/weight loss and kidney stones
  • Blockchain-enabled value chain of specialty sourced products (fonio, moringa leaf and Baobab fruit powder) from rural women farmers in Mali and Malawi sold B2C and B2B
  • Supplement products utilizing GenBioChem Triple Fingerprinting technology
  • Organic functional beverages infused with non-cannabis cannabinoids
  • Versatile drinks made with organic apple cider vinegar, shrubs and switchel
  • $2-3 million award winning craft, non-alcoholic beer
  • Canada’s first hemp- and adaptogen-infused sparkling water
  • Nutrient-rich, fresh leaf teas with an innovative product line
  • Turn-key, system solution for soil-based indoor farms with an ability to grow over 25 crops
  • Pharmaceutical-grade complex curcumin that is a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, demonstrating metabolic benefits
  • Waste management system that turns organic waste into feed for insects, which in turn are used as protein ingredients for animal feed
  • $3-5 million organic hair and body solutions with bulk refill solutions
  • Largest fully-integrated provider of cricket powder in North America
  • $4-5 million minimally processed and biologically appropriate diets that promote health and longevity in companion animals
  • Sustainable, premium, chef-driven seafood products
  • Innovative, nutritionally-balanced food and beverage ‘grab and go’ products
  • Ready-to-eat fresh fruit and vegetables with improved shelf life
  • Vegan, keto, paleo and Whole30 approved organic sauces

In addition to hearing their 10-minute presentations, attending investors have access to a 4-page business synopsis on each of the companies in advance of the event, and ample time for one-on-one meetings with the entrepreneurs throughout the 2-day event. The meeting also features a half-day of industry and market information from investors, industry leaders and experts from across Canada and the United States.

Investors or corporations interested in registering can visit the event website, or contact the event organizers for more information.

Sue Coueslan, VP Communications and Stakeholder Relations


Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) connects investors with high-potential growth companies in the nutrition and health & wellness Industry. It hosts five Investor Meetings each year: an East Coast Spring meeting (New York), a West Coast Fall meeting (San Francisco), an annual European investor meeting in May (Geneva, Switzerland), a Canadian meeting in partnership with Natural Products Canada, and an annual half-day meeting in the Fall (Las Vegas) dedicated to ingredients and technology.

NCN is an independent company that exists for the benefit of its members; it takes no fees associated with any transactions that result from its meetings. Since being founded in 2007, 545 companies have presented at 31 NCN investor meetings in the U.S. and Europe from a deal flow of more than 2,640 applicants. Through the end of 2015 (deals often take a year or more to complete) 271 out of 475 or 57% of NCN presenting companies had completed some form of transaction.

NCN is active throughout the year, tracking transactions, hosting conference calls, cultivating partnerships between innovators, investors, buyers and sellers, and fostering a flow of new companies into the network. Led by industry veterans and experienced investment professionals, NCN also provides cutting-edge, research-based industry knowledge and serves as a gateway to connections, insights and resources that support the growth of the nutrition and health & wellness industries.


Natural Products Canada (NPC) is the driving force behind Canada’s Natural Product Innovation Cluster–a strategic community of SMEs, research institutes, corporations, investors, government departments, and others who support the development and commercialization of naturally-derived products and technologies in health and life sciences, natural resources, agriculture and agri-food, and sustainable bioproducts. As part of its role in the Cluster, NPC offers a suite of Commercialization Programs to help companies and researchers advance high-potential products and technologies; provides connection and innovation scouting services to industry and investors through its Innovation Hub; and leverages its Investment Fund to help develop and de-risk promising Canadian opportunities. NPC has over 500 opportunities in its pipeline, has completed six investments, and has already experienced two exits. Established in 2016, NPC is funded by a range of public and private investors, including the Government of Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research (CECR) program, administered by the Networks of Centres of Excellence. Visit www.naturalproductscanada.com