Dana McCauley

Associate Director, New Venture Creation, Research Innovation Office Guelph, Ontario dmccaul@uoguelph.ca

Bio/Research

Dana McCauley has a nose for the new and throughout her career she has combined her interest in food with keen insights on global food trends. As a result, Dana developed a knack for bringing profitable concepts that fulfill unmet consumer needs to market and her resume includes successful launch...

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Bio/Research

Dana McCauley has a nose for the new and throughout her career she has combined her interest in food with keen insights on global food trends. As a result, Dana developed a knack for bringing profitable concepts that fulfill unmet consumer needs to market and her resume includes successful launches working with international food companies, entrepreneurs and SME’s alike.
Dana was recruited to be an on-air judge for seasons one and two of reality TV show Recipe to Riches. She maintains a public profile as a contributor of insights on food trends and innovation for the media and as a keynote speaker at Canadian and International food industry events. Curious about what Dana has to say about food and food trends? Visit her YouTube channel Food Trends TV, or read one of her four cookbooks, all published by top tier publishers, which have sold over 200,000 copies worldwide.

Dana was the founding Executive Director for Food Starter, a trail blazing food business incubator and accelerator located in Toronto. During it’s first two years of operation under Dana’s leadership, Food Starter clients launched over 80 product lines and created +160 food sector jobs and the organization itself was recognized with a Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence!

In her current role as Associate Director of New Venture Creation in the Research Innovation Office at the University of Guelph, Dana’s team enables Canada's smartest agri-food and bio-tech minds to transform their insights into commercial value that grows the economy and enhances Canada's international reputation as a place where great ideas and safe food are abundant.

In 2017, Dana was recognized as a Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner, an honour celebrating fearless female leaders whose efforts to succeed inspire others.


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Media Relations

Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

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Media Relations

Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

Deirdre Healey
healeyd@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 56581

Hannah James
hjames@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 56982

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