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New Venture Pitch Challenge - Live Pitch and Business Networking Night

New Venture Pitch Challenge: Live Pitch and Business Networking Night

Join us at Innovation Factory (Hamilton) at an in-person pitch presentation and networking night with the five early-stage companies from the New Venture Pitch Challenge program.

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Event details

Date: April 4, 2024 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm EDT

Location: B21 – 175 Longwood Rd. S, Hamilton, Ontario. [View directions on Google Maps]

Parking: Visitor parking is free after 5:00pm.

Accessibility Accommodation Services Offered:

  • Accessible parking
  • Ramp to building
  • Accessible bathrooms


Accessibility Requests:
If you require specific accommodations, please contact our Events Coordinator at [email protected] to discuss your needs.

What to Expect:

  • Top 5 Early-Stage Companies: Get ready to witness the future of entrepreneurship as our top 5 early-stage companies take the stage. Each team will have just 5 minutes to pitch their groundbreaking ideas.
  • Live Feedback from Expert Judges: This isn’t your typical pitch event. Our guest judges from Angel One Investment Group will provide live feedback, offering valuable insights and guidance to our aspiring entrepreneurs.
  • Network with the Best: As you soak in the inspiring pitches, take the opportunity to network with fellow Innovation Factory clients and our close partners. Exchange ideas, form collaborations, and build connections that could change the trajectory of your startup.
  • Refreshments Included: We’ve got your refreshments covered! Enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks throughout the evening.


Event Schedule:

  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm: Kick off the evening with some social time and opening remarks. It’s the perfect opportunity to mingle and connect with fellow entrepreneurs.
  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm: The main event begins with the pitch presentations. Each team will have 5 minutes to wow the audience and our expert judges and receive 15 minutes of feedback. Expect innovative ideas, creative solutions, and a whole lot of inspiration.
  • 7:30 – 8:00 PM: Wind down the evening with more social time and a wrap-up. Reflect on the pitches, continue networking, and maybe even start planning your next big venture.


Who Should Attend:

This event is open to all Innovation Factory clients and close partners. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur, a startup founder, or someone passionate about innovation, you’re welcome to join us for this celebration of entrepreneurship.


About the New Venture Pitch Challenge

It’s more than just a pitch competition; it’s a mentorship program. This three-week challenge is designed for entrepreneurs working to validate their solutions, but who might not be ready for mainstream pitch competitions. Here, in a supportive and collaborative setting, you’ll have the opportunity to practice, perfect, and present.

Want to participate and pitch your ideas?

Apply to become a client with Innovation Factory. [link opens in new tab]

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Apr 04 2024


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Innovation Factory (In-Person)
B21-175 Longwood Road South Hamilton, ON Canada L8P 0A1


Innovation Factory
Innovation Factory
[email protected]
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