The Agricultural Sandbox

Invest a week-end, learn about entrepreneurship and jump start agri-business! 
Save the date- January 16-18, 2015! 

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Do you have an idea that may solve a problem for farmers or food consumers? Have you been chewing on a possible business opportunity that could grow your operation? Or, maybe you simply have skills you want to apply to help advance innovative ideas for the local agri-food industry?

If you can relate, you are in the right place!

The Agricultural Sandbox ( is excited to be partnering with the Norman Newman Centre of Dalhousie University to re-offer Startup Weekend on the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus. The event will take place Friday, January 16 to Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the MacRae library.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The outcome: 54 hours focused on validating new product and business ideas and exploring innovative solutions to problems challenging the growth of our agri-food sector.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for this inspiring opportunity!
For more information or questions, please contact either Akram Al-Otumi (Norman Newman Centre) at (902) 488.8116 or by e-mail @ akram-alotumi@Dal.Ca, or Jolene MacEachern (Faculty of Agriculture) at (902) 893-4595 or by email at