Two leaders in Canadian agriculture are teaming up to support growth and innovation in Canada’s agriculture and food sectors
(January 29, 2020) Bioenterprise Corporation (Bioenterprise), Canada’s leading business accelerator in the food, agri-tech, and related sectors specializing in growth services for scaling businesses, is collaborating with Farm Credit Canada (FCC), the country’s leading agriculture lender . The partnership will see new regional resources strategically located across Canada to better serve the diverse needs of Canadian entrepreneurs, and to deliver mentorship and support services through direct expertise from Bioenterprise personnel, as well as through the continued development of a services network through which additional resources can be accessed.
“This partnership is an exciting new development both for funding and for national reach of support services,” Bioenterprise’s CEO Dave Smardon said. “FCC is making a commitment to improve Canadian infrastructure through Bioenterprise, and deliver that support directly to our network. We anticipate that this is will be a very impactful relationship for Canadian entrepreneurs in agriculture.
“FCC is pleased to partner with Bioenterprise to provide increased access to accelerator services for entrepreneurs and innovative companies in Canada’s agribusiness and agri-food sector, providing the mentorship, business knowledge and industry connections that are critical for new and growing companies,” FCC’s Vice President and Treasurer, Rebbecca Clarke commented.
Both organizations recognize that investing in these sectors creates a stronger, more globally competitive market, and that there is value to investing in Canadian growth and innovation. With FCC’s support, Bioenterprise will leverage similar opportunities in the North, British Columbia, the Prairies, Quebec, Ontario and Atlantic Canada, ensuring Canada’s agriculture sector continues to be a leader in job creation and innovation
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Aaron Misener, Communications and Special projects Analyst