Shawn Leggett

President/Founder, GroundUp eco-ventures

Innovation and the Future of Agri-Food

Step into the future of agri-food in this session led by an industry-savvy moderator and featuring diverse panelists. This discussion delves into the latest advancements shaping the agri-food landscape. Explore how breweries are adopting innovative methods to reduce their environmental footprint, through the use of groundbreaking initiatives in repurposing waste from the coffee and craft brewery sectors, and gain insights into the forward-looking strategies employed by agricultural innovators. Join us for a conversation that unravels the threads of technology, sustainability, and the continual evolution of the agri-food domain.


Shawn Leggett is the President and Founder of GroundUp eco-ventures, an agri-food startup that utilizes leading edge cleantech to eliminate waste streams from the coffee and craft brewery industries. GroundUp is the only company in North America that currently upcycles spent coffee grounds into both an essential oil and a functional flour and is also a leader in the upcycling of spent grain in Canada. Shawn holds a diploma in Petroleum Engineering Technology from SAIT and an MBA from Royal Roads University.

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