Are you a student with a great idea for a new food and beverage product or process?

Submit a video with your idea to win $2000 and a mentorship with a food and beverage industry expert!

The Taste Your Future Bursary Contest is your chance to stir up a career in food and beverage processing and win great prizes.

This contest is an exciting new initiative from Food and Beverage Ontario, an organization that represents food and beverage processors in Ontario. As part of our Taste Your Future campaign, we are reaching out to students to encourage them to choose a career in food and beverage processing, the largest manufacturing industry in Ontario.

Entering is easy: either individually or as part of a team, students can record a video of their great idea and submit it by March 31, 2017 using the online application available on this website.

Students can enter the contest either as a “Maker and Designer” or a “Scientist, Programmer and Engineer.” The “Maker and Designer” category is for students with an idea for a new food or beverage product. The “Scientist, Programmer and Engineer” category is for students with an idea for a new process, software application, tool or machinery for food and beverage processing.

We look forward to hearing your exciting new ideas!

PRIZES winning submissions up to 4 will be awarded
  • $2K Prize money: $2,000 individual or group
  • Industry mentor relationship
  • Resume coaching up to 2 hours from FoodGrads
  • Industry acknowledgement Ticket(s) to the 2017 Food and Beverage Ontario Annual Meeting
  • Business resources Access to Food Starter's "Answer Box" resource for entrepreneurs
PRIZES finalist submissions up to 4 will be awarded
  • $250 Prize money: $250 individual or group
  • Industry coaching session
  • Resume coaching up to 2 hours from FoodGrads
  • Industry acknowledgement Ticket(s) to the 2017 Food and Beverage Ontario Annual Meeting
TIMELINE
JAN 30 Launch + video submission period opens
MAR 31 Video submission period closes
APR 1-20 Video submissions reviewed
APR 24 Finalists announced + videos posted for voting
APR 24 9 am EST Online voting period opens
MAY 8 9 am EST Online voting period closes
week of MAY 8 Judging panel reviews finalists
JUN Winners celebrated at FBO AGM
JUDGES
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Thank you to our partners in the bursary contest

GHFFA FoodGrads FoodStarter