1st Place Karafarin EXPO

Just Vertical was awarded 1st place in the Karafarin EXPO at the Ontario Science Centre in April 2017.

6th Place RBC Showcase

Just Vertical placed 6th out of 60+ start ups by popular choice. We had over 1500 people come to our booth throughout the day.

1st Place ICUBE Pitch

Just Vertical won 1st place with $7000 in prize money at the ICUBE pitch competition. Thank you to everyone who came out!  

The Team

Conner Tidd MSc. BA.

Conner is an avid sustainability strategist and innovator. His sustainability work has brought him around the globe. He has experience working in international management roles in the charity sector, tackling sustainability and innovation challenges in the agricultural industry, and doing academic research coast to coast. Conner welcomes people to reach out to him on Linkedin.

Kevin Jakiela MSc. BSc.

Kevin is a chemist and plant scientist with years of experience. Kevin has tackled health challenges across Canada. He has worked with Oxford county health department screening water for potential contaminants as well as working with First Nations Cree in Northern Quebec as an educator. He also has a breadth of experience working with Hydroponics at a commercial scale. Kevin welcomes people to reach out to him on LinkedIn.

Our Commitment

 We are committed to 3 Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAG's). Before the 8 billionth person is born on earth we want to accomplish three things: Eliminate 8 billion food miles. save 8 million litres of water, and grow 800 000 lbs of fresh, local sustainable food