What is MeÆt?

MEÆT is a microfunding forum where Edmontonian get together for a delicious meal and listen to pitches made by independent projects in our city. At the end of the event, a vote is taken and we award the winning project with the funds raised from ticket sales.

This is an incredible opportunity for the community to learn more about some fascinating homegrown initiatives and to participate in supporting these ideas.


upcoming Meaet events

Edmonton’s NextGen is excited to present Lunch MEAET - a micro-funding event that showcases local initiatives - with a scrumptious lunch twist on Saturday, February 23!

Over lunch, you will hear pitches from local independent projects, initiatives, and businesses that have a mental health or wellness component. Listen to the pitches and get to know the presenters, then vote on your favourite one. Votes will be tallied and $10 of your ticket price will go to the winning pitch; helping their project succeed in the community.


Want to pitch your project, initiative or business at our Lunch MEAET event?

Fill out this online form! applications will be accepted until Sunday, February 3rd. Your project or idea needs to have a wellness or mental health component to be considered as a pitch for the event.

The lunch portion of the event will involve a catered lunch. We'll also provide mental health and wellness self-care activities, including:

  • Therapy animals from @CAAWLS (Chimo Animal Assisted Wellness and Learning Society)

  • Family friendly activities - ring toss, bullseye, colouring and more

  • Tea samples from @David’s Tea

  • More in the works!

Previous MeÆt Events


MeÆt + PKN - Wednesday, June 20

MEAET and PKN have been chatting, and they’re really digging each other. For twice the fun during NextGen month, Meat and PKN collaborated to bring you the very first MEAET powered by PKN event!

What did it look like? Food, then pitches in PKN format followed by voting, and presenting the winners!
As always, a portion of ticket sales go to the winning pitch! For this MEAET powered by PKN, we are presenting Edmonton’s female entrepreneurs from nonprofit, for-profit and social enterprises.


  • Kinia Romanowska - Making Edmonton a better place for career-driven moms

  • KeeKee Elgersma - Growing Empowered

  • Vanessa Ojeda - Food Bike Tour

  • Bailey Shandro- Breaking Down Barriers: A quest for inclusive friendship

  • Jill Boychuk - Join the Groovement!

  • Jessica Cooper - Edmonton's free skill sharing

  • Jodi Goebel & Lesley Vaage- Sh*t I Wish I Knew [WINNERS!]