The CNE Innovation Garage is back for its 4th year and with it the Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition! This year will feature six categories, with the top winner from each category winning $5,000 and the chance to compete to win $25,000! Applications go live May 7thand close July 1st at www.theex.com!
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.