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Applications now being accepted for the Sprout Food Business program

July 13, 2017  By Agri-food Management Institute

July 13, 2017, Barrie, Ont. – Sprout Barrie is a 10 week business development program designed to help entrepreneurs take their food ideas from concept to market.

Sprout will provide you with the skills and training you need to develop your food business. The program in comprised of weekly seminars on key business development topics like developing a sales pitch and how to develop your food label.

It also provides significant time in a culinary lab, where you will have access to food product developers who can guide you on the development and scaling up of your food item, using professional culinary equipment. At the end of this 10 week program, you will have a “sale-ready” product formula, a detailed business launch plan and a strong forecast of the profitability of your business.


Sprout is ideal for food entrepreneurs who have an idea and have done some research into their market, target audience, potential product benefit and competitive set. The ideal attendee has also developed their first draft of their business plan and can use this program to fill in the detail. It is also great for those who are currently selling at farmer’s markets and festivals, but who want to take their product concept to the next level to target a broader retail audience.

Tell us if this program is a fit for you: 
Georgian College, Agri-Management Food Institute and City of Barrie have been developing a unique educational program for Food Entrepreneurs. Details of the program can be found:

Your input is incredibly important as we want to develop a program that makes sense for you as an entrepreneur who is looking to grow your food business. Please click on the link below to fill the anonymous survey.

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