Watch Ontario entrepreneurs pitch their breakthrough cancer innovations at FACIT’s 9th annual Falcons’ Fortunes Pitch Competition

Falcons’ Fortunes showcases six entrepreneurs working in the oncology space as they pitch their Made-in-Ontario innovations to an external panel of elite judges. Hosted by FACIT, this annual event offers the $100,000 Ernsting Entrepreneurship Award to invest in the most promising oncology research idea. This year’s event will be held online via Zoom.

While the research idea should be novel and sound, the competition is for the best pitch – that is, the presentation that best convinces the investor judging panel on the value of the idea and how $100,000 would improve and/or better illustrate the potential, and if possible commercial, value of the innovative idea itself.

Building a culture supportive of entrepreneurship and commercialization in Ontario is critical to drive innovation. Falcons’ Fortunes endeavors to enhance, support and celebrate a culture of commercialization in Ontario, such as the cultivation of skill sets that enable ideas to be successfully pitched to investors.

Join us and learn more about these emerging breakthrough innovations and network with the Ontario cancer research community.

For more information, please visit FACIT’s website here.

Who should attend:

Entrepreneurs, investors and anyone interested in cancer innovation.


10:00 am – 10:15 am: Opening remarks

10:15 am – 11:45 am: Pitch competition

11:45 am – 12:00 pm: Keynote address during judges’ deliberation

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Announcement of winner & networking