Food Xcel


Have you ever thought of starting your own food business? 

Food Xcel has been developed to help aspiring food entrepreneurs move their idea forward through a combination of progressive workshops, networking opportunities with food agencies, industry experts, and entrepreneurs and a chance to compete for a $30,000 grand prize! 

Food Xcel breaks down the process of developing a food product into smaller steps to help you make progress, test your assumptions, and build momentum.   We understand that every entrepreneur has different strengths so we have established a support team that can help you as you build your food business.


Program Calendar

Phase 1
Date: Nov 25 - 26, 2016
"Turning your idea into a Food Biz" workshop

Phase 2
Date: Dec 2, 2016
"Stand Out from the Crowd" workshop

Phase 3
Date: Dec 5, 2016 - Jan 13, 2017
One-on-One Meetings (Topics ranging from Product Development to Pricing & Costing)

Phase 4
Date: Jan 14, 2017
"Get to Market" workshop

Phase 5
Date: Feb 22, 2017
Pitch Day


The Food Xcel program is finished for the 2016-17 season. Island food entrepreneur, Ryan Abdallah, won the $30,000 grand prize. Ryan was awarded for his Marouns garlic paste presented at the Startup Zone for the Food Xcel final pitch day on February 22nd, 2017.

Food Xcel is an initiative of the Food Island Partnership in association with many key partners listed below. As Canada’s Food Island, Prince Edward Island’s world-class food cluster is developing a reputation for high quality raw ingredients, product development expertise and facilities, and responsive government partners.

Funding Partners

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Government of Canada

Agriculture and Fisheries PEI
Innovation PEI
NSERC
Springboard



 

Contributing Partners

Bio-Food Tech
BioEnterprise
Canada's Smartest Kitchen
StartUp Zone
Emergence


News Articles

May 24, 2016
That's Island Style
A new campaign will promote Prince Edward Island’s quality food and drink products. more

January 29, 2016
Now Available! Certified Halal Beef from Atlantic Beef Products
Atlantic Beef Products Inc. now certified by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of Canada. more

January 22, 2016
BioFoodTech Artisan Workshops
BioFoodTech is hosting two Artisan Workshops... more

January 19, 2016
Request for Proposals
Food Island Partnership, Atlantic Beef Products and Prince Edward Island Cattle producers RFP more

January 4, 2016
Canada's Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations
Download Session 1 & 2 of Keith Hussar's "Canada's Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations" more

January 4, 2016
Overview of Domestic and International Trade Agreements
Download Kal Whitnell's "Overview of Domestic and International Trade Agreements" presentation more

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