About the company

Startup or self-employed

Members type

Ottawa, ON K1Y 3B5, Canada

Company size

Corey Ellis and Alida Burke




Alliance member

The Growcer

We set out to support people that - like us - believe in a better, more efficient food production system. Leveraging our experience in building innovative food-related businesses, we envision this project providing real opportunities and disrupting our broken global food system.

The Growcer is a social enterprise that provides remote Canadian regions the ability to grow fresh produce using modular hydroponic systems. Our systems combat the issue of food insecurity by providing a steady stream of fresh produce at an affordable price, while using 91% less water than traditional agriculture. We also provide ongoing services for local owner-operators to offer additional products to their community, including meal packages, a series of market generation tools, and a subscription-based automation system that cuts labour requirements by 80%.


Make sure you've read the instructions before using the chat
Make sure you've read the instructions before using the chat

Ask your question to the member directly

Every question still pending on the solution should be communicated to the member before rating via this message box. Please, feel free to enquire about more details on specific aspects you judge necessary to assess the criterion below.

Some rules to keep in mind:

  • It’s important for the credibility of the process that your anonymity as an expert is retained. As such, please do not exchange contact details or indicate for whom you are working.
  • Refrain from using the comment box to raise questions on some missing aspects and elements on the solution submission form. Always use the chat box instead.
  • Wait as long as you can for the member to reply before submitting your assessment. If a member is not reacting to a question, please let us know via the “Need Help” tool and we will make a reminder to the solution’s contact.
  • Do not contact members directly to ask for information outside of this online tool (email, skype, phone call).