Startupfest featured the most prizes and opportunities we’ve ever had at this year’s edition. From 2, $100k investment prizes, to our Accelerator partners offering spots in their upcoming programs, check out the startups that took home the prizes this year.
Best of the Fest
Prize: A group of angel investors comes together to award $100k+ to one startup.
Best of the Fest Women In Tech
Prize: With the help of some veteran entrepreneurs and investors: $100,000 available to a female-led startup in the form of a convertible note.
Winner: Canscan Technologies
Prize: Our esteemed panel of Grandmother Judges have become a Startupfest favourite, and have an unbeatable track record! This year they also took home $35k of market research from MaRS!
Winner: Renew Senses
Startupfest VF (Version Française)
Prize: 7 startups were selected to pitch onstage at Startupfest Version Francaise and one was crowned the title of “Best Onstage Pitch”!
Startupfest World Championship
Prize: The Startup World Championships, presented by Startupfest, is on the hunt for brilliant tech startups in 20 of the world’s most vibrant startup cities. The top SWC company was selected by the $100k investment judges!
Air Canada “Flight is Right”
Prize: Air Canada awarded 2 round trip tickets to anywhere in the world they fly to one burgeoning startup!
Videotron Disruptive Content Awards
Prize: Our partners at Videotron have teamed up with their counterparts at Quebecor, NumeriQ and MELS to award $50,000 in cash prizes and in-house partnerships to burgeoning content/media startups.
Startupfest Corporate Innovation Zone
Prize: Manulife and Franklin Templeton Investments are interested in meeting startups focused on development operations, cybersecurity and protection of customer data, and improving the customer acquisition and on-boarding experience.
Next 36 Young Entrepreneur Award
Prize: Pitch to Next 36 alumni and mentor judges for your chance to win an exclusive founder spot in the 2020 Cohort of Next 36!
NextAI Top Startup Award
Prize: Pitch to NextAI alumni, scientists and mentor judges from both Toronto and Montreal for your chance to win an exclusive venture spot in the 2020 Cohort of NextAI!
Winner: The Lucid Project
Prize: The winner will be awarded an exhibition at Centre Never Apart.
Winner: Matthieu Mauss from MtLight