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April 2017
Digifest 2017 + IT'S A START Pitch Competition

Digifest 2017 + IT’S A START Pitch Competition

April 27 @ 9:00 am - April 29 @ 6:00 pm

Digifest 2017 is a three-day conference located on Toronto’s waterfront (Corus Quay, 25 Dockside Drive) that focuses on the future of education, creativity, entrepreneurship, gaming, and technology that is organized by the Centre for Arts, Design and IT. The event connects the creative community with the most innovative technologies, ideas, and initiatives focused on learning, leadership, and positive social change. Join us for presentations from speakers, skill-building workshops, the IT’S A START Pitch Competition, Research & Business Student Showcase, our…

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May 2017
#HACKMINING: A 3-day hackathon to innovate the mining industry

#HACKMINING: A 3-day hackathon to innovate the mining industry

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - May 14 @ 3:00 pm

What? Canada Mining Innovation Council is running a 3-day hackathon to solve the real world challenges that are faced by mining companies (Mining is one of the top 10 industries in Canada!). Our sponsors are global leaders in the mining industry: McEwen Mining, Agnico Eagle and Hatch. Who is it for? You! (University students, recent graduates and/or start-ups) When? 6pm on Friday May 12th 2017 to 3pm on Sunday May 14th 2017 Where? At Cisco’s State-of-the-art Innovation Centre in Toronto…

$10
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Fashion Entrepreneur Society presents - Fashion Innovation

Fashion Entrepreneur Society presents – Fashion Innovation

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Fashion Entrepreneur Society is an event series for the fashion startup community. Fusing new ideas with industry experts, manufacturers and retailers to bring innovation to life. This isn’t your average event, there will be no standing around twiddling your thumbs – our events are high energy and full of making sh*t happen, come out and experience it for yourself. This session we talk fashion innovation – what does it mean to be innovative? What does it take? How to…

$20
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Applied Research Day 2017

Applied Research Day 2017

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

You’re Invited to Celebrate APPLIED RESEARCH DAY 2017 REGISTER FREE AND OUR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Join us for a celebration and showcase of applied research at George Brown. Featuring panelists, student awards, pitch competitions, exciting industry innovation and the Galaxy of Research. Tweet #gbcgalaxy and join the conversation. Held at George Brown’s beautiful Waterfront Campus. FAQs What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? There are parking lots near the campus and also a couple of…

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June 2017
LatAm Startups Conference 4.0

LatAm Startups Conference 4.0

June 7 @ 9:00 am - July 9 @ 5:00 pm

This exclusive event connects the Canadian and Latin American startup ecosystems. Top investors, public policy officials, and startups will come together for three days of speakers, panels, workshops, and tours. The first two days of the conference are optional tours of the Waterloo (Wednesday, June 7) and Toronto (Thursday, June 8) startup ecosystems. These tours proved extremely popular in 2015, and we expect them to sell out quickly. A select group of startups from across Latin America will be invited…

$50
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Social Innovation Challenge Toronto - 2016

Social Innovation Challenge – Toronto 2017

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - June 9 @ 4:00 pm

The Toronto Social Innovation Challenge is in partnership with Community Innovation Lab and George Brown College. June 8th 6:00 – Pitch Coaching & Networking 7:00 – Welcome!! 7:15 – Keynote Speaker 7:30 – 60-second pitches start up 8:45 – Audience Feedback 9:00 – Groups to assess feedback June 9th 8:00 – Breakfast 9:00 – Idea Development Introduction 9:15 – Group work on Idea & Pitch Presentations 2:00 – Pitch Competition Finale 3:30 – Break & People’s Choice voting 3:50 – Award Ceremony 4:00 – Reception…

$25
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August 2017
CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition

August 18 @ 8:00 am - August 20 @ 5:00 pm

Canada’s brightest young innovators converge in The Garage over three days (August 18 – 20) to pitch their cutting edge inventions, as they compete for prize money and in-kind services. The Pitch Competition Categories Agri-Tech and Food-Tech (August 18 @ 1 pm) – This category focuses on advancements in the agriculture field, including everything from farm to table. Biotech and Health Tech (August 18 @ 2:30 pm) – This category focuses on advancement in the biological and medical fields with…

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September 2017

Ignite Capital Pitch – Application Closing Date 10th Sept

September 10

Ignite Capital is a Toronto-based not-for-profit that gives aspiring Ontario entrepreneurs, who have limited access to capital, the opportunity to compete for funding and business support. Ignite Capital is an annual competition that invites emerging Ontario entrepreneurs who have limited access to capital, to compete for up to $25,000 in funding (combination of grant/loan).  Those that meet the criteria are invited to submit a business plan and two years of financials in one of four categories – women, immigrants, youth and Start…

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Elevate Toronto

September 12 @ 8:00 am - September 14 @ 9:00 pm

Join 5,000 members of the tech community connecting with over 100 speakers at over 70 venues 1 in amazing city, Toronto. Elevate Toronto is a 3 day tech festival that showcases the best of the Canadian innovation ecosystem and celebrates diversity and inclusion. Elevate Toronto is dedicated to diversity and inclusiveness.  We believe the community is made stronger by the voices of everyone. We welcome and encourage people that are underrepresented in our industry to join our movement. Here are a few…

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Aviva Pitch Day

September 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Aviva Pitch Day returns Last year, we invited 10 leading-edge startups to pitch their ideas to us for an equity investment of up to $10 million CAD. Our first Pitch Day was so successful that our global venture fund is coming back to Canada in hopes of finding the next ‘unicorn’ or ‘narwhal’ of the insurance industry. Mark September 19 in your calendars – that’s when our second annual Pitch Day takes place at our downtown Toronto Digital Garage. We’re inviting the…

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