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GAAP is extremely excited to be working with these participant companies.

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Federico Guelpa, Head of Strategy

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"GAAP gave me the chance to meet with producers in person and learn what the big problems are here in Saskatchewan. We were also able to see and meet with different research facilities, entomologists, and the canola, wheat, and barley associations. These network connections showed me the research capabilities that offered in Saskatchewan."

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Isabella Fernandez Klimek, Co-Founder & COO

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"GAAP gave us the opportunity to get to know the food ecosystem. It was great to get to meet four other companies working in fermentation and having the chance to share knowledge and experiences. We visited different facilities, fostering connections with remarkable individuals from diverse sectors, including industry experts, academics and the network associated with GAAP. It was instrumental in making these connections happen and providing access to all these resources, helping us understand better the ecosystem, which seems to be robust and supportive, something that is crucial for a start-up like ours."

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(left to right) Edwin Nichols, Head of Sales and Support, Jack Wrangham, Co-Founder, Hugh Wrangham, Co-Founder, and Rob Ord, Agronomist

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"GAAP has really helped with connecting us at Drone Ag with key players in the industry as well as producers and agricultural service providers. We also got to see some of our early adopters whilst in Saskatoon, Sk and it was very useful hearing their feedback."

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(left to right) Michelle Demers, Head of Science, and Lewis Collins, CEO

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"Thanks to GAAP, BioScout has been given the chance to explore opportunities for bringing our new technology to the Canadian agriculture sector. The wonderful team at GAAP has provided us with plenty of support such as connections to growers and organizations, and assistance navigating grants, helping us to maximize our opportunity for moving into this market."

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Leah Bessa, Co-Founder & CSO

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"I enjoyed how GAAP tailored the programme to each company’s needs, as well as giving a good overall picture of the agricultural eco-system in Saskatoon."

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Tiffany Wood, Co-Founder and CEO

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"GAAP gave me the opportunity through a very immersive experience to meet people who are in the breeding industry and really understand more about how it works in Canada and explore how our technology can be useful to them."

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Alejandro Barbarini, CEO & Co-Founder

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"The entire program was excellent. I could highlight the most positive aspect as the opportunity to have not only general meetings with various stakeholders in the technological ecosystem but, most importantly, personal meetings. This was crucial in starting to consider potential individual strategies for activities or developments in Saskatoon. Also, spending almost the entire day with fellow entrepreneurs in similar situations was very enriching, just like strengthening personal connections with the GAAP team."

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Francisco Garbagnoli, Co-Founder & COO

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"Thanks to GAAP I was able to see the openness and willingness of the team and ecosystem to offer potential growth opportunities and see if there is a fit for our start-up to scale up and start operations there."

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Alex Palin, Co-Founder

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"GAAP was able to help me find relevant people to meet with in this market. The program was prepared for us to get to know the province, what kind of business is valuable here, what farmers are doing and what their challenges are. We were able to experience different perspectives from different angles and different types of businesses and how it works here. And I think it's very specific and quite unique for the area."

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Zach Belak, CEO and Co-Founder and Iain Wallace, CSO and Co-Founder

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"We are excited about this investment from GAAP because of the access to advanced equipment and facilities that it will provide. Biotechnology is one of the most expensive fields in which to start a business and a huge part of that cost is the sophisticated equipment required. Access to the GAAP’s facilities and technological capabilities through this investment will increase the ability of Proxima to pursue our mission of helping clients achieve their scientific goals."

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Andrei Grespan, Co-Founder and CEO

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"GAAP gave me the chance to learn the cultural side of Canada, learning from the locals and meeting with farmers. I was able to make good connections and I see Canada as the preferable country to expand our business into."

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Allard Langenhuijsen, Go to Market Manager

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"GAAP gave us the opportunity to have great 1:1 and group meetings. It was great to see how a good portion of the food and ag community are involved and committed to helping start-ups grow."

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Darren Wolchyn, Founder and CEO

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Smart Paddock is an Australian company developing smart ear tags for the livestock industry that provides real-time information about the health and geo-location of all the individual cows in the herd.  The device, dubbed the Bluebell, attaches securely onto the ear of each animal, and monitors the animal’s temperature, behavior, and geo-location/mobility, which the farmer can easily read from a web dashboard or mobile phone app.

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(left to right) Roman Korbacka and Martina Drobna, Co-Founders and Managing Partners

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"GAAP showed us how closely knit and supportive the company and the ecosystem are here in Canada. It can be difficult for a start-up, and it was a great help to see all the different parts of the agriculture ecosystem. We are considering Canada as an access point to this market, and we are definitely thinking about expanding here after going through the Navigate program."

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