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Advice and Guidance

Gain insights from our experienced team and vast network to help you develop your strategy and tackle scale-up and market issues to achieve business growth.

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Make the Right Connections

Find experts, consultants, clients, investors, and other strategic partners through the Cluster database, events, and personal introductions.

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Get the Help You Need

Whether you need to beef up your management team, validate your product, or refine your business plan, our Commercialization Programs provide up to $250,000 to help you reach your next milestone.

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Virtual Pitch Events

Raising capital can be tough. Our virtual pitch events are designed to help you present your business to a targeted audience of investors, corporations, distributors and others who can help you grow.

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What we look for in a potential investment

High-Growth Potential
Companies with the potential to earn at least $10M in annual revenues.

Targeted Sectors
Opportunities that provide naturally-derived solutions in one of our 8 priority areas.

Solid Business Plan
Companies with realistic sales forecasts, solid marketing plans, and keen insights on the competitive landscape.

Leadership
Companies with smart, experienced teams who are focused on building a multi-million business.

Coachability
Entrepreneurs who are willing to listen and incorporate advice from seasoned professionals.

Innovation
Companies with differentiation in product, process or market strategy.

Where We’ve Invested

NPC began investing in March 2017, and has made 12 investments.
Select a company below to learn more.

Events

Understanding SR&ED Investment Tax Credits

March 4, 2021

2:00 pm EST

Online

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Microbiome Virtual Pitch Event

March 25, 2021

2:00 pm EST

Online

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Crop Inputs Virtual Pitch Event

April 15, 2021

2:00 pm EST

Online

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Power Up Productivity with BDC

February 11, 2021

2:00 pm EST

Online

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Social Media Selling

January 28, 2021

2:00 pm EST

Online

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The Artful Science of Pitching

October 20, 2020

Video Available On Demand

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News

Pitch Decks for Start-Up Showcase

Thanks for your interest in the Start-Up Showcase. You can find all of the presentation decks and the videos from each event below.

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Scaling for growth: insights from BDC

One of the ways NPC helps Canadian companies achieve their potential is by linking them to important resources across the country….

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NPC releases snapshot of Canada’s natural and functional food landscape

Natural Products Canada is pleased to present a snapshot of Canada’s natural nutrition industry. Game Changers: Companies, products…

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NPC program helps pasta maker expand US presence

Chickapea is one of the latest recipients of NPC’s Executive Talent Program, a unique source of funding that fills critical gaps in t…

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NPC announces 2021 virtual pitch events

NPC is pleased to announce new opportunities to connect Canadian innovations with investors, corporations and other strategic partn…

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A clear plan for social media selling success

Now more than ever, you need to leverage social for your business

The world of social media can be …

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Changes to NPC Commercialization Programs

Increased funding limits and easing of repayable amounts

NPC is pleased to announce changes to its Commercialization Programs in lig…

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Investment opportunities in the insect industry

A panel of experts discuss the opportunities and challenges in the quickly evolving insect industry

The concept of insects as a …

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Presentations for November 19

Thanks for your interest in the Natural Pet Products Virtual Pitch event. The companies did an excellent job.

And many thanks to Pa…

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The Artful Science of Pitching

Coach/advisor/investor reveals the key elements of presenting your business plan to attract capital and strategic partners

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Growing a business in a pandemic

Three start-ups share lessons on raising capital, landing deals and looking after their teams and communities during COVID-19

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Virtual meeting creates real connections

Our 4th annual Investor Meeting with Nutrition Capital Network looked a little different than previous editions, but the commitment to …

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Virtual Pitch Series: Info For Presenting Companies

Natural Products Canada is pleased to host the Virtual Pitch Series to provide efficient opportunities for high-potential…

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Natural Products Canada and Nutrition Capital Network host 4th annual investor meeting

Virtual investor meeting showcases 15 Canadian investment opportunities in food and nutrition

Natural Products Canada and Nutrition …

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NPC helps five Canadian companies pursue growth plans during COVID-19

Businesses create natural products to address a range of challenges including health and animal health and bioplastics

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NPC participates in Partake’s $4M raise

Natural Products Canada (NPC) is pleased to announce it has invested in Partake Brewing, an award-winning non-alcoholic craft beer.

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Canadian Coalition for COVID-19 releases 51 promising nanobodies

Coalition uses ‘open source biology’ to attract global collaborators 

A coalition of Canadian companies has published 51 an…

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Building a Brand Strategy

Dan Schmitt is a veteran of the CPG world who has launched over 200 brands. NPC was very pleased to host Dan for a webinar filled w…

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Research centre offers full meal deal for innovators

A high-tech research facility provides the expertise, equipment and more to help bio-based product developers

The Bio-Industrial Pro…

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COVID-19 Response: Resources for Small Business

We recognize the tremendous strain the current situation is putting on Canadian entrepreneurs.

In an attempt to keep you informe…

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ALL NEWS

  • NPC introduced us to our sales broker – a powerhouse woman 20+ years in health retail who is generating sales and leads in weeks that we thought would take many months. And NPC has linked us into decision makers at extract companies that could represent a substantial opportunity for our company.

    Tracy Bell

    Millenia TEA Co-founder and CEO

  • Natural Products Canada has made a great impact on our business and the organization has a broad range of expertise from manufacturing advice to introductions to potential clients in their network. Their investment in Chinova has helped us commercialize and launch our products in the market and even hire employees to continue to scale and grow the business.

    Natasha Dhayagude

    CEO and Co-Founder, Chinova Bioworks

  • FREDsense Technologies has developed water quality products to ensure a safe environment and clean drinking water via detection of chemicals such as Arsenic and Lead. Natural Products Canada helped us by making an introduction to a foreign investor interested in this space. This investor has conducted due diligence for the past few months and has recently expressed their interest in investing in our company. We are currently in the negotiation process with this investor.

    David Lloyd

    CEO and Co-Founder, FREDsense Technologies Corp.

  • NPC has been one of our most valuable partners in launching Indezone Energy. Through constant feedback and by facilitating events and introductions to relevant experts, they helped us drive progress and establish our network in the natural health space. NPC has further provided critical support by financing our inventory, allowing us to scale our annual sales to over $100,000 organically after just one year.

    Altair Ioffe

    CEO, Ioffe Biotechnologies Inc.

  • Natural Products Canada have been instrumental in helping my company, Ikkuma, develop and launch our innovative new beverage line Zero dB. Initially, Natural Products Canada provided sage advice regarding regulatory matters and made the intros to companies that could help us commercialize. NPC also, through the NCN network, provided an opportunity to pitch Zero dB to a wider audience and attract potential investment. For companies who are starting out and aiming to compete on the world stage, having a trusted partner like NPC is invaluable.

    Gary LeBlanc

    CEO, Ikkuma

  • …the impact of NPC investment and support of CanBiocin has been game changing. CanBiocin has now positioned itself to be an attractive ingredient supplier to world leading companies such as Diana Pet Foods (France), Nestle Purina (USA) and Ziwi Pet (New Zealand). The ongoing role of NPC for the growth and diversification of Canada’s natural products sector is not to be taken for granted.

    Jake Burlet

    CEO, CanBiocin

  • Meeting NPC has been a significant benefit to my business. Within months of our first interaction, I was introduced to a company who was a perfect match for my expertise in business development and sales. The company is now a long-term client and we have a great working relationship. This intro is especially rewarding to me now that I have observed NPC’s sincere passion and dedication to helping this industry grow. They work tirelessly to find resources to help their members, and are very particular about the introductions they make. It’s inspiring to be part of that.

    Jenny Motkaluk

    Cumula

  • Working with NPC has connected my company with expertise in the natural products space enabling us to focus on projects that are most likely to succeed in the marketplace. Likewise, 3F Waste Recovery has benefitted from strategizing, developing milestones and concrete steps to take towards commercialization of our hydrolyzed cod collagen product.

    Ben Wiper

    President & CEO, SkinnyPig Enterprises

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