Inventures startup pitch competition
As an Inventures Startup Pitch finalist, you will have the opportunity to pitch your product or service to our audience of venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, early adopters, business educators and service providers.
Startup Pitch finalists will receive free registration to all Inventures programming, access to professional coaching and mentoring opportunities, and a chance to win $10,000 in funding.
The final application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2024 @ 11:59 MT and successful applicants will be notified by the Inventures team in mid-to-late April of 2024.
May 29 – 31, 2024
TELUS Convention Center
Applications will be accepted from companies that have an innovative product or service in one of the following areas:
Growing Up: Food Tech Farm to Fork
With the national agri-food industry valued at $144 billion and growing, Canada is ideally positioned to step up with innovative solutions for a food insecure world. This track will explore tech that meets challenges connected to agriculture, climate, supply-chains, and other digital solutions.
Tech Triathlon: Quantum + AI + IoT
Overlapping developments in Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are coinciding to revolutionize industries and unlock trillions in business and market value. With the potential for groundbreaking shifts and insights into our universe previously unrealized, this track will explore tech that meets challenges at both the micro and macro scale of human existence.
Blurring Boundaries: Tech at Work
There are an estimated 3 billion gamers worldwide, and these innovators are transforming even the most unexpected facets of life. From skilled trades to e-sports, and from leisure to learning, this track will explore tech that meets challenges across the virtual/remote-work landscape, augmented reality, and the metaverse.
Entrepreneurship: Accelerating Scaleup
Savvy investors are spotting trends and unicorns across supply chains earlier than ever. Led by digital and data tech, startups generated some $6 trillion globally in 2022 – but scaling successfully is key. This track will explore tech that meets challenges that are on the rise, making an impact, and identifying what is ready (or not) for capital investment.
Live Long Live Well: Unveiling Health Data
With immunizations and preventive care adding billions to health system costs, 92% of countries world-wide saw pandemic response stalled essential health services. Data is key to unlocking better health outcomes for everyone – a fact made even clearer over the last four years as we pushed the limits of medical science and caregiving. This track will explore tech that meets challenges for the health of bodies, minds, and communities at all stages of life.
Earth Tech: Building Everything Better
In an estimated $3-trillion global market, clean tech experts are fast tracking solutions that help to green infrastructure and the built environment. Structural systems are being transformed: from energy grids to materials, manufacturing to logistics, we have the building blocks to see potentially radical, positive change. This track will explore tech that meets challenges for smart cities, natural and renewable resources, and resiliency.
Startup Pitch FAQ
Still have additional questions?
Please contact the Inventures Startup Pitch Manager, Erynn Shannon at email@example.com.