The founders of Adaviv believe precision tools and more knowledge of our crop plants are the keys to a truly sustainable future. Adaviv’s AI-driven tools open the gates for this future. They give digital eyes on each plant to growers and data it into actionable insights for growers to prevent losses and continually improve the growth of each plant.
Ava Grows believes in bringing the love of gardening to every home, no matter the size. The founders developed AVA Byte together to use technology to help their plants thrive. Ava Grows strives to let anyone, grow anything, anywhere. By getting a Byte in every home, they aim to shift society’s preference away from cheap, mass agriculture to more local, nutritious and sustainable options.
Fable is a direct-to-consumer dinnerware lifestyle brand for millennials. They partner with artisans from around the world who commit to exceptional craftsmanship with the best materials, sustainable practices and ethical employment. Fable creates their products in small batches to ensure their excellence because they believe firmly in quality over quality.
Honeycomb is an ingredient, allergen, and dietary prediction for restaurant menu items. Their app helps people with dietary needs find suitable food to eat in restaurants. For restaurants, Honeycomb helps automate dietary requests by digitizing ingredient, allergen and diet information and showcasing it to customers who need it most. Honeycomb uses its AI to predict key ingredients, allowing restaurants to simply verify outputs rather than classify menu items from scratch.
The company produces exceptional handcrafted artisanal spirits. Shelter Point was established in 2011 and is located on 380 acres near Campbell River, BC, about halfway up the eastern coast of Vancouver Island. Shelter Point has skilled craftspeople that use traditional Scottish distilling methods and a state-of-the-art facility. The result is a world-class distillery that produces whiskey, vodka, gin and sunshine liqueur.
Tractor Everyday Healthy Foods is a family-owned business passionate about creating fresh, healthy and delicious food that is convenient. Tractor opened its first restaurant in 2013 and currently operates seven stores (six in Vancouver and one in Toronto). Nelson Investments Inc. is excited about the growth opportunity as Tractor continues to build on its momentum opening new stores and investing in digital initiatives.