Innovation Guelph celebrates 10th anniversary, launches book

GUELPH — Innovation Guelph is celebrating its 10th anniversary by launching a commemorative book.

The hardcover book, Discover Us, Innovation Grows Here by Richard Bain (Binea Press), beautifully illustrates many innovators associated with Innovation Guelph along with organizations and companies that form the pillars of our local community, officials say.

“It captures the heart of the innovation corridor and the essence of what it means to be an entrepreneur,” the organization states in a press release.

John Sleeman, of Sleeman Brewery fame, provides insight into the value of mentorship in the book’s foreword that also explores regional priority sectors of advanced manufacturing, agri-innovation, cleantech and information and communication technology.

Books are available from The Bookshelf for $45 plus GST starting September 30.

“This book highlights some of the many innovations fostered here in the heart of the innovation corridor,”  said Innovation Guelph CEO Anne Toner Fung.

“As you turn the pages, you’ll discover some of the fascinating businesses our ecosystem nurtures and benefits from.”

As well as the book launch on Sept. 29, Innovation Guelph is selling 10th anniversary gift boxes.

The two gift box choices are and both include a complimentary copy of the book. They also include:

– the ‘Purely Local’ Box ($80, excluding taxes and shipping) features Jewels Under the Kilt, Katan Kitchens/Quinta Local Superfoods, KiKi Maple Water Beverages, Ontario Honey Creations, The Garlic Box, Nud Fud, Welo, Planet Bean, and Appleflats.

– the ‘Celebration Box’ ($130, excluding taxes and shipping) includes everything in the ‘Purely Local’ Box plus items from Abokichi, Laura Raes Caramels, Acid League, The Seed, and alcohol beverages from Dixons and Heartwood Farms & Cidery.*

Boxes will be shipped to customers in mid-November, just in time to kick off the holiday season.

Flat rate shipping ($20 for up to three boxes going to the same address) is available to Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, and the GTA (southern Ontario – some exclusions may apply).

Quantities are limited. Orders can be placed at the Innovation Guelph website:

Innovation Guelph provides mentorship and business support programs and services to help innovative