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Apply for a Chance to Win the Equity Investment Award

20 tech-based companies will pitch to a panel of investors at each of our city events. In addition to receiving candid feedback about their pitch and business model, the best startups from each city will move on to the finale, where they will have a chance to secure the equity investment award.


To be Eligible your company must:

  • have a technological component

  • be incorporated in Canada

  • be seed or growth stage

  • have an expected revenue growth of >50%.


+ Can I pitch at events taking place outside my city?

Yes! We reserve a limited number of spots for startups from out-of-town. This means that if you miss the application deadline for the city closest to you, you can still apply to pitch at our other events. If you're selected to pitch, your airfare is on us!

+ If I am selected to pitch at the Roadshow, how long should my pitch be?

Your pitch should be a maximum of five minutes. If it exceeds this length, you will be cut off. Please tailor your pitch deck accordingly.

Following your pitch, you will have an additional five minutes to answer questions posed by our panel of investors.

+ Who receives the final equity investment award?

The three finalists from each of our city events (that's nine startups in total) will compete for the equity investment award at our finale. Ultimately, it's up to our investors to decide which of these startups receive the final investment award. Some years there has been one winner, other years there has been a tie, in which case the investment award is divided accordingly.

Winners will receive the investment award only after due diligence.

+ What other perks are available if I pitch?

In the coming weeks, we'll be announcing our perks as well as details about the equity investment award. Stay tuned!

+ What is the Wild Card Pitch-Off?

The Wild Card is an additional pitch competition hosted at the finale. It is a first-come, first-serve event, open to all tech startups. There are twenty available spots. If you weren't selected to pitch at one of our city events, this is your chance to get onstage.

A panel of judges--seperate from those evaluating the mainstage--will pick one winner. This one winner go on to pitch alongside our pre-selected city finalists, competing for the investment award.