Alberta Central and Credit Unions of Alberta want to congratulate the two recipients of the 2023 Big Future Innovation Grant: aGRO Systems Inc. and Quarter Cuts!

It was a difficult decision for the judges following five compelling pitches from top Alberta-based small businesses, but these two businesses were selected based on their innovative ideas, commitment to supporting the community and passion as they shared how the funds will help their small businesses grow.

You can read more about the recipients and their innovative businesses below or on our Big Future page here:

aGRO Systems Inc.

aGRO Systems Inc. is on a mission to grow, raise, and produce healthy carbon-neutral food and drink and help other agri-producers and agri-processors do the same with their upcycling technology. Learn more about them here:

Quarter Cuts Ltd.

Quarter Cuts is a butcher shop located outside Vermilion, Alberta that is focused on offering quality products and supporting the community. They are working on innovate new ways for butchers and food producers to get to zero waste. Learn more about them here:



What is the Big Future Innovation Grant?

This grant is all about showcasing how credit unions support innovative small businesses in Alberta by giving them a chance at one of two $25,000 grants. On December 7th, 2023 the shortlisted applications gave a virtual “pitch presentation” to a panel of judges that includes leaders from across the Alberta credit union system and a previous winner and told the story of their business and shared why they should be selected. December 11th. Following a very difficult deliberation and decision, the two recipients were selected. They will be awarded a $25,000 grant that will be deposited into a business account with their local credit union. 

About Credit Unions of Alberta and Alberta Central 

The Big Future Innovation Grant is brought to you by Credit Unions of Alberta and Alberta Central. Credit Unions of Alberta represents the 13 credit unions located across the province and Alberta Central is the central banking facility and trade association for Alberta’s credit unions.

Media Inquiries 

Alexandra Frison, Alberta Central

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