Tune in on November 9, 2022 as up to eight companies pitch for their chance to take home a collective $50,000 and showcase their breakthrough products and innovations in hardware technology.
The HardTech Pitch Competition, held in partnership by ventureLAB and the Regional Municipality of York, is open to small and medium enterprises incorporated in Canada developing hardware innovations. Finalists will have the opportunity to showcase their technology to a broad audience including industry, investors, government, media, and more!
Applications are now closed.
The competition is open to small and medium-size enterprises developing hardware products and innovations. Company innovations can impact, but are not limited to, the following industries:
- Electric Vehicles, Smart Vehicles, and Mobility (inclusive design)
- MedTech and Wearables (Smart Glasses, etc.)
- Smart Agriculture and Industrial Solutions
- Smart Retail and Fintech hardware
- 5G and Next Gen Communications
- Smart City and Smart Factory applications deploying sensor systems, IOT and IIOT, and accelerated AI hardware
Applications are now closed. Thank you to all those that applied.
Application Period: June 29 - September 12, 9:00 a.m. ET
Finalists Selected: September 23
Orientation: October 5, 10:00-11:30am ET
Pitch Coaching: October 11-14 (time TBD)
Mock Pitch Day: October 25, 10:00am-12:30pm ET (time subject to change)
Pitch Day: November 9, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET (time subject to change)
Companies must meet the following criteria to be eligible to participate in the HardTech Pitch Competition:
Eligible applications will be evaluated and scored based on criteria aligned with the challenge statement, which include:
Applications close on September 12, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. ET. Apply today.
Have a question?
For questions related to the application process, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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