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CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition

Pitch Competition winners Helpwear on stage

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 an emphasis on health and innovations that can benefit our aging society, and can increase accessibility.
  • Lifestyle Innovation (August 18 @ 4 pm) - This category is a broad overview of any and all innovations that make a mark on everyday life, from automated cars to wearable technology and everything in between.
  • Social Innovation (August 18 @ 5:30 pm) - This category will explore innovations in education, philanthropy, and culture.
  • Virtual/Augmented Reality Innovation (August 19 @ 1 pm) - This category will feature innovations that utilize virtual or augmented reality.
  • Women Entrepreneurs (August 19 @ 2:30 pm) - This category will feature start-ups founded and primarily run by women.
  • Fintech (August 19 @ 4 pm)- This category features innovations that leverage financial technology.
  • Cleantech (August 19 @ 5:30 pm) - This category will feature innovations of clean technology and sustainability.

Top winners of each category will compete in the Ontario Semi-Finals  on August 20 @ 2:30 for the chance to compete in the National Finals. The National Finals will be held @5:30 pm on August 20 for the chance to win the top prize of $25,000.00!

New this year!

The CNE Innovation Garage hit the road before the 2017 CNE and had an Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition at K-days (TEC Pavilion) in Edmonton, Alberta from July 21-23, 2017!

The Alberta Pitch Competition Categories
  • Lifestyle Innovation (July 21, 2017) - This category is a broad overview of any and all innovations that make a mark on everyday life, from automated cars to wearable technology and everything in between including those items that benefit health and well-being.
  • Social Innovation (July 21, 2017) This category will explore innovations in education, philanthropy, and culture.
  • Agri-Tech and Food-Tech (July 22, 2017) - This category focuses on advancements in the agriculture field, including everything from farm to table.
  • Virtual/Augmented Reality Innovation (July 22, 2017) - This category will feature innovations that utilize virtual or augmented reality.

Alberta Semi-Finals were held on July 23, 2017 and the two winners were ezReferral & Ceres Solutions Ltd. We look forward to seeing these two Pitch Competitors at the 2017 CNE!

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