agropur — innoaccel

Building tomorrow’s dairy experience

Agropur’s accelerator Inno Accel seeks to partner with startups to revolutionize dairy products, enhance consumer experience and design better packaging.

 
 
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application deadline

APRIL 29, 2019

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challenge day

JUNE 11-12, 2019

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START OF THE PROGRAM

SEPTEMBER 3, 2019

DEMo DAY

NOVEMBER 21, 2019

 
 
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Inno Accel is the largest open innovation initiative in the North American dairy industry. They are dedicated to create the dairy products of the future, in keeping with Agropur’s vision Better Dairy. Better World.

With Inno Accel, we have a catalyst for that energy and the opportunity to work on projects in an industry that is new for us: the rich and stimulating world of dairy.
— Patrick Gagné, CEO of OSMO
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CHALLENGES 

 
 
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consumer packaged goods (CPG)

Dairy products with an innovative approach to:

⏤ Nutrition
⏤ Digestive health
⏤ Fermentation
⏤ Convenience
⏤ Sustainability/environmental impact
⏤ Trending products (ie. cold brew)

 
 
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CONSUMER EXPERIENCE

Applications that can transform the following areas:

⏤ E-commerce for dairy products
⏤ Food transparency and traceability
⏤ Branding and consumer awareness
⏤ Restaurant tech

 
 
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PACKAGING

Improvements in areas including:

⏤ Environmental impact reduction
⏤ Waste reduction
⏤ Re-usability / recycled materials
⏤ Portability

 
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BENEFITS

 

LEARNING AND MENTORSHIP

  • Benefit from the CPG expertise of an industry leader with 80 years of experience

  • Receive intensive coaching on business plan development and go-to-market strategy

  • Participate in our peer-to-peer mentoring program

 

RESOURCES AND CAPITAL

  • Gain access to a network of potential investors

  • Benefit from the distribution network and visibility of a large multinational player

  • Access industrial facilities for your pilot projects

  • Receive $20,000 CAD with the possibility of additional direct funding

 
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PROGRAM MILESTONES

PITCh day — june 2019

 

 On June 11, 2019, Agropur hosted Inno Accel’s pitch day where various startups shared their solutions in response to the program’s challenges.

accelerator — september to november 2019

Following the pitch day, 4 startups were selected to join Agropur’s accelerator Inno Accel. Meet the startup’s founders here and follow the journey on our social platforms:

 
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Gnarly Pepper is a custom spice blend company that pairs its products with plain Greek yogurt.

 
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Sleep Well produces a unique milk drink designed to help you relax and get a good night's sleep.

 
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Proxifrigo is the milkman 2.0 concept that allows milk producers to distribute their products themselves through an app.

 
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Sated produces dietician approved, nutritionally complete, ultra-low carb meal shakes.

 

demo day — november 2019

Stay tuned!

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Team

 
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Valerie Forget

Program Director
OSMO

 
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Thibault Bloyet

Program Manager
OSMO

 
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Gabriel Carrière

MARKETING Manager
OSMO

 

Mentors

 
 
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Jean-Philippe Leblanc

General manager,
yogurt

 

Stéphane Le Gal

vice-president
sales

 

Marco De Palma

general manager,
fresh

 
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Marie-Ève Prévost

Co-founder & CEO at Miss Fresh

 

Nicolas Duvernois

founder & ceo, duvernois

 

Nectarios Economakis

partner, pnr

 

Ben Clayton

Partner, Integrative Permacutlure

Partners

 
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News & Updates

Program Alumni

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Want To Learn More?
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