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This fall continues to provide new opportunities to capitalize on the growing interest in natural products. Items to note in this edition: part two of our financial start-up webinar series with Grant Thornton, and a special look at investing in natural products. If you have suggestions for events or questions about any items in this edition, please talk to us.

5 Tips for Investing in Natural Products
NPC was proud to host a panel at the NACO World Angel Investment Summit in Toronto on September 26th. The mix of investors and entrepreneurs covered the ins and outs of natural product investing and how it differs from other sectors. They had a ton of great insights to share but we distilled it into these top five tips. READ MORE>>

Show me the money: Today at 1pm (EST)
Don't miss this one-hour crash course in government grants and other sources of funding. NPC is delighted to partner with Grant Thornton to provide this practical guide to finding money for your start-up business. Register for the session or learn more here. LEARN MORE>>

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IWT named to Top 20 List
Island Water Technologies continues to catch the eye of the business and investment community with their powerful water treatment and monitoring technology. Following on the heels of a $470,000 federal contract, they've also been added to the list of Canada's top 20 most innovative companies, as determined by the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX). READ MORE>>

Help us improve our programs and services
As a reminder, NPC is seeking input on key challenges faced by those in Canada's natural product sectors. This will help us identify priority areas and discover ways we can refine and improve our services. If you receive the online survey, we hope you will take the 15 minutes to give us your thoughts. We truly appreciate it.
University of Saskatchewan
Connecting research and industry for agtech innovation 
We are very pleased to sponsor AIMDay AgTech, an internationally-recognized method of linking the top minds in research to the biggest challenges facing industry. Companies and researchers will discuss technology-based solutions to increase productivity, improve production efficiency and enhance sustainability of the agricultural industry. Join us October 31st at the University of Saskatchewan.  READ MORE>>

What do you take in your coffee? Cream, sugar or hemp?
Our friends at the Richardson Centre of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals (University of Manitoba) have developed a new formula for coffee creamer made from hemp. READ MORE>>

Heading to Supply Side West or Natural Product Expo West?
Big trade shows like these can be a great way to identify industry trends, meet new clients and partners, and expand into new markets. But they can be overwhelming, expensive and ineffective if you're not well prepared in advance. NPC is happy to help Canadian companies get ready for these events. If you're interested, please talk to us.

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