The business whose application was the highest-scored overall by judges will also be awarded Ottawa Smallbiz of the Year, which comes with a $10,000 prize.
Multimillionaire Gatineau businessman Olivier Benloulou has become a significant investor and trusted adviser as young firm looks to crack retail market in 2022.
Local firm's system uses a concept called fogponics, a technique pioneered by NASA that nourishes plants with nutrient-enriched water vapour.