Canada’s brightest innovators will converge in the CNE Innovation Garage over the fair’s middle weekend (August 23 – 25) to pitch their cutting edge inventions and compete for prize money and in-kind services. MCFN members please see the Indigenous Entrepreneurs category!
The Pitch Competition Categories
Home, Everyday Living, and Leisure: This category will feature start-ups that focus on the connected home, everyday living essentials, education, travel, and leisure. The companies could be tech-based, app-based; and/or a physical product.
Food Tech and Urban Agriculture: Startups in this category will focus on innovation in food technology, new/improved food offering, solutions/opportunities for urban agriculture, or education. Companies can present a food product, app, technology, or other concept that fits within the theme.
Women Entrepreneurs: Companies in this category must be founded or co-founded by a woman entrepreneur. There is no specific theme for the type of company that can be presented and a woman must be the pitcher.
Health and Wellness: Competitors in this category must focus on products/services/technology that provides solutions to health and wellness concerns. There will be a focus on companies focussed on our aging population and accessibility.
Indigenous Entrepreneurs: Companies in this category must be founded or co-founded by an indigenous entrepreneur. There is no specific theme for the type of company that can be presented.
Kids Technology: Start-ups in this category will focus on innovations including app-based technology, education, physical products (i.e. toys), as well as health and wellness of children.
Prize package per preliminary category:
Prize Package for Finals:
To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please visit the CNE website at: Ontario Pitch Competition