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Application Deadline: CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition

July 12, 2019

Canada’s brightest innovators will converge in the CNE Innovation Garage over the fair’s middle weekend  (August 23 to 25) to pitch their cutting edge inventions and compete for prize money and in-kind services.

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 focused 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. (Supported by Ted Rogers School of Management)

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.

Prizes:

Prize package per preliminary category:

$5,000.00

Prize Package for Finals:

$25,000.00