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2023 LiONS LAIR gala and pitch competition for startups

13th Annual LiONS LAIR Pitch Competition & Gala


Location: Carmen’s Banquet Centre – 1520 Stone Church Rd E, Hamilton, ON L8W 3P9

Innovation Factory’s LiONS LAIR is an annual pitch competition and gala which brings together the entrepreneurship and innovation community in Hamilton. At the LiONS LAIR gala, 10 companies will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of our city’s top business experts – the “LiONS” – for a chance to win CASH prizes!

Since the inaugural event in 2011, the competition has grown significantly, with hundreds of business leaders from the greater Hamilton area in attendance. This year’s gala promises some exciting new changes!

  • Network with the who’s-who in the Hamilton business and start-up communities
  • Watch the top 8 pitch LIVE on-stage to the Investor LiONS
  • Dinner, drinks, an after-party and more!
  • Tickets available at lionslair.ca

For more information about the competition, please contact Kaitlyn Spivak at [email protected]

Showcase your support at LiONS LAIR, from idea to innovation

Be part of Hamilton’s premier competition by supporting innovative ideas and game-changing solutions. Become a sponsor for the 13th annual LiONS LAIR Gala and Pitch Competition! For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact [email protected]

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Sep 27 2023


5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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