As part of the sixth annual LiON’S LAIR competition, 15 companies took part in pitch and media relations training this summer at Innovation Factory and The Hamilton Spectator.
The next phase in the competition has begun, with the announcement of the top 10 companies who will move on to face the LiONS with a 15-minute pitch filmed at Cable 14.
“With five of the 10 finalists being clients of The Forge, this finalist group represents a really strong showing for our campus-linked accelerator,” said David Carter, Executive Director at Innovation Factory.
The 10 finalists will compete for over $160,000 in cash and in-kind prizes although they won’t know the results until the gala on September 29 at Carmen’s when the winners are announced live.
In addition, the LiONS will give out a new award – $2,000 cash – this year to celebrate one of the up and coming Hamilton businesses in the field. In recent years, LiON’S LAIR was opened up to entrepreneurs outside the Hamilton area as a way of promoting what the city has to offer. This new award brings the competition back to its roots and highlights a locally-grown business.
Tickets to the gala are on sale now at lionslair.ca/tickets. This event sells out every year so be sure to get yours today!