MEDA Convention 2022:
Pitch Competition

Business is a powerful tool and a means to create a more equal world.

Think your business could change the agri-food sector? Show us how! Apply today to win a grand prize of $10,000.

Thinking of Applying? Here’s Why You Should

Win $15,000+ in prizes

Boost your venture even further with the capital you need

Expand Your Network

Network with experts in agriculture and business

Increase business exposure

Receive free publicity and connections from leading experts in international and economic development

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MEDA’s Pitch
Competition 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

It will be held at Lancaster Marriott Hotel, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Finalists will receive complimentary, full-time tickets to attend MEDA Convention 2022. Finalists will also receive a $500 travel stipend to help with travel costs and accommodation.

*Note: MEDA is not responsible for making travel plans for finalists. Read more detailed Terms and Conditions in our rubric.

Apply on this page, and you’ll be directed to a form that guides you step by step! The deadline for applications is Monday, September 26th, 2022, 11:59 p.m. Toronto time.

Finalists will be contacted by October 3rd. If an applicant is contacted, but MEDA cannot get in touch with them by October 7th, another finalist will be contacted to take their place.

Yes! If you’ve previously applied but didn’t make it to the finals, you are welcome to re-apply with your same business.

Curious about our past Pitch Competition finalists?

Meet our Pitch Competition 2021 Winner

November 18, 2021

We are very excited to announce that the winner of MEDA’S Pitch Competition 2021 is: EarthPup, represented by their CEO, Lucy Cullen! As a reward for first place, they’ve won the $10,000 grand prize.

Meet our Pitch Competition 2021 Finalists!

October 18, 2021

We are so excited to announce that we have selected our Pitch Competition 2021 finalists! With our focus on addressing...

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"Getting public recognition from a credible organization such as MEDA changed everything for us! It gave us connections on both the fundraising side, and the talent acquisition side.

We have had scientists and other entrepreneurs who heard about our pitch at MEDA and really believed in our mission, and are now working with us today! Having public recognition allowed us to gain much more interest from investors as well."
Ishaan Kohli
CEO & Founder of SkyAcres, runner-up of 2021 MEDA Pitch Competition

Now that we’ve answered all your burning questions...
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About MEDA

MEDA believes in the power of business. As a global leader in economic and international development, we’ve been using business as a means to alleviate poverty for almost 70 years. Focusing on the agricultural sector, we work with small and medium size businesses to equip entrepreneurs with the resources they need to thrive in business, lift themselves and their families out of poverty, and contribute to their communities.

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Do you have an agri-food centered business that creates social impact? @medadotorg is hosting a Pitch Competition for the next generation of changemakers! Apply by September 26 at www.meda.org/pitch-competition for more details, and the chance to win $10,000 USD

This Competition is administered by Mennonite Economic Development Associates of Canada. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Competition should be directed to convention@meda.org.

The Pitch Competition is Sponsored by
Ron and Barbara Schlegel

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