Our first year of business has been full of excitement! Here are a few articles and podcasts that Ground Up has had the pleasure of being part of.

Montreal SIAL Food Innovation Show:

The largest food innovation trade show in Canada. SIAL is a global brand present in 50 countries all around the world with events in 7 countries.

The Food Professor Interview with GOLD WINNER Shawn Leggett, President/Founder at GroundUP Eco-Ventures.


Grand prize Winner


Winner in the Sweet Food category.

Born Again Brownie Mix

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Canadian Health Food Association

The most anticipated event, CHFA Launch Pad, is back in Toronto. This “Dragons’ Den” style competition puts 8 selected brands, head-to-head in front of industry vets on the judging panel for a chance to launch their product ahead of the rest. GroundUp eco-ventures was selected as a finalist in the 2022 competition and left the judges and audience laughing & wanting to know more.

Although we didn’t win the competition the weekend at CHFA was a huge success for the company!!

Energy industry veteran builds eco-friendly company from the 'GroundUp'

Accelerator helps Alberta start-up give new life to beverage waste

Spent brewers’ grains and coffee grinds upcycled into healthy, high-value products

By Lilian Schaer for Bioenterprise

A Sustainable Approach – How a unique start up uses coffee grounds to make coffee oil for the beauty industry

Okotoks food upcycling start-up takes gold innovation award

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