Hi5 Pitch Competition

Five start-ups. Five minutes. $5,000.

Innovation Factory’s Hi5 Pitch Competition provides your early-stage start-up with a fun opportunity to present your business to a broad audience and gain exposure to our ecosystem of industry partners. This competition is for start-ups in the discovery or validation stages.

Apply to become a client to access this exclusive opportunity.

Hi5 Pitch Competition at Burlington Convention Centre

About the Hi5 Pitch Competition

Valuable exposure

Step into the spotlight and introduce your start-up to a diverse audience, leaving a lasting impression.

Refine your pitching skills

Receive feedback, hone your presentation skills, and deliver a pitch that resonates with your audience.

Expand your network

Forge valuable connections within our extensive ecosystem of industry partners.

Why pitch at the Hi5 Pitch Competition?

Hi5 is the pitch competition for early-stage start-ups. It’s a great way to showcase your innovation, gain experience pitching and open doors to new opportunities.

Leading up to the big day, you will participate in pitch training sessions with our expert advisors to equip you with the tools and knowledge to deliver a successful pitch.

Earth One presenting at the Hi5 Pitch Competition 2023

Ready for center stage?

Apply to become a client to gain access to this event, and additional support to grow your business.

14th Annual LiONS LAIR Pitch Competition and in-person Gala on September 26, 2024 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Tickets available on lionslair.ca

Attend the 14th annual LiONS LAIR pitch competition

Since 2011, Innovation Factory’s LiONS LAIR has helped more than 150 startups launch and scale their businesses. This fall, join over 350 entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders to network over dinner and drinks, celebrate innovation, and watch finalists pitch live to a panel of judges to win cash and in-kind prizes.

When: September 26, 2024 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm 

Where: LiUNA Station – 360 James St. N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1H5

Celebrate BIG ideas that make a bigger impact at The Big DiF, Innovation Factory’s annual open house and client showcase. Join 250+ people from the Hamilton-Halton community to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation.

Join Innovation Factory's Annual Open House - The Big DiF!

Network with 250+ industry professionals, discover emerging solutions from our innovators, and celebrate entrepreneurship within the Hamilton-Halton ecosystem.

May 9, 2024 | 4:00pm – 8:00pm | Hamilton, Ontario