Project Description

Who We Are

This start-up is developing an innovative food preservation technology which can process food for long term storage more efficiently and affordably than existing technologies and aims to increase food security and reduce the economic, social and environmental impacts of food waste across the food system.

Lyofresh Technologies has recently been selected as one of the ventures to participate in LaunchYU’s AccelerateUP program, and has also been selected as one of 8 ventures from across Ontario to participate in the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing’s Social Venture Accelerator: Food Security.

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Our Team

Nicholas SteelePresident and CEO
Nicholas Steele has 20 years work experience in information technology, human resources, banking, and commodity trading. In 2014 he then decided to go back to school. Nicholas is currently nearing the end of his tenure earning a Masters of Disaster and Emergency Management at York University. Before that, he graduated magna cum laude in the undergraduate Disaster and Emergency Management program at York University. Nicholas has always been passionate about food security, food science, and related technologies. As a result, he is constantly experimenting with food. From his experiments and education, Lyofresh Technologies was founded to develop exponential technology to end world hunger by making freeze drying technology accessible to all.
Cameron BoyceEngineering
Cameron is a graduate of Electrical Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering. He has several years of experience in software development, most recently implementing a novel MRI preprocessing and analysis software for the CANN Lab at York University. He is a former President of Engineers Without Borders Lassonde Chapter, a student organisation devoted to addressing social inequalities through international developmental initiatives and local cooperatives.

Current Status

prototype validation

Contact Information

Nicholas Steele (President and CEO, Lyofresh Technologies)