Innovation Snapshot
Innovator:Bessie Box
Location:Calgary, Alberta

From Farm to You

Since the pandemic, there has been an upward trend in home-delivery grocery options. What sets Bessie Box apart though is their mission: By Alberta, For Alberta. It doesn’t hurt that their product is affordable, antibiotic and hormone-free meat delivered fresh to your door.

BessieBox started in 2019 by University of Calgary alumni: Shanika Abeysinghe, Alex Leakos, and Spencer Kerber. Since the pandemic, they have steadily grown and have even been able to hire laid-off service industry workers to keep up with the demand.

In a time where supporting local is more important than ever, BessieBox has shown that quality, community focused products can still be the gold standard.

In 2020 BessieBox was awarded the Most Promising Startup Entrepreneur of the Year.

Another example of Alberta ingenuity.