By Isabelle Kirkwood
September 2, 2019
BooknBrunch, an online book and food experience platform based in Toronto, took home $30,000 after winning the CNE Innovation Garage Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE). The startup, which allows users to organize and host book and food experiences, won $5,000 in the first round of the competition, and $25,000 in the finals. The CNE Innovation Garage allowed selected startups to have a booth on-site to conduct market research and sell their products. Judges from this year’s event included Angelo Del Duca of York Angel Investors, Ashley Martis of Startup Fuel VC, Danielle Graham of Dream Maker Ventures, and Helen Kontozopoulos of Odaia.