Agri-preneur Workshop

The Agri-preneur workshop will take place in SB202


Farmers, beekeepers, food producers, restaurateurs – these are some of the people shaping entrepreneurship in Cape Breton.

The Shannon School of Business has partnered with the Cape Breton Food Hub to host a workshop that aims to collectively solve problems faced by local agri-food entrepreneurs.


Five guest entrepreneurs will have ten minutes to talk about their business in Cape Breton, and about one challenge they face. Their challenge may be business-related, or it may be scientific-based.  Participants will have a chance to ask questions to understand the challenge. Then, over a networking lunch participants will discuss the challenges, and potential research opportunities.  A prize will be given to the best go-forward opportunity identified.


The objective of this event is two-fold. We want to connect local entrepreneurs with faculty, students and potential researchers, to help them access information they need to solve problems; and we want to provide university students with research opportunities.

Who is invited?

A successful workshop will involve entrepreneurs, and a cross-section of faculty, students and researchers.  Consider joining us!


A locally-sourced lunch will be provided by Flavor!

How do I sign up?

Registration is free! However you must let us know that you will be coming so we will have enough food.  Register by emailing Kurt Boone at

A team of students and researchers will tasked with coming up with possible solutions, or research


This one day workshop will bring together members from the local agriculture industry, CBU faculty, and MBA CED students with the aim of finding solutions to challenges faced by these enterprises. Whether their challenges are related to marketing, science, …..CBU w Entrepreneurs/Owners/Presenters will have 10 minutes to present challenges they currently face within their agriculture businesses in hopes of pairing up with an individual/team who may be interested in working with them, conducting research, and create a solution.

Participants will socialize with the entrepreneurs over lunch, discussing their ideas and solutions, in hopes of moving forward with their research and working together. A prize will be rewarded to the individual/team with the most promise and vigor in their go-forward plan.