LiONS LAIR 2021 Finalists Announced

Top 16 announced for 11th annual LiONS LAIR

Sixteen local companies will battle it out in a virtual pitch showdown.

HAMILTON – June 9, 2021 – Celebrating its 11th anniversary in 2021, Lions Lair is Hamilton’s premier pitch competition that gives up-and-coming entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business to a panel of Hamilton’s top business experts and investors. 

Throughout the summer, the finalists will engage in a series of training sessions and meet the ‘Pillars of Business Lions’ for a round of judging, designed to test their growth, financial and legal readiness strategies.

This year’s competition, “LiONS LAIR Pitch Madness” takes place in September and will be delivered as a virtual bracket-style tournament.

The finalists will deliver their pitch and field questions from the ‘Investor Lions’.  The Investor Lions will determine the winners from each match-up to advance to the next round.

“Each year, LiONS LAIR showcases talented leaders who will drive innovation and sustain Hamilton’s prosperity for future generations and we’re very excited to support the LiONS LAIR innovators at every stage of their entrepreneurial journey,” said David Carter, Innovation Factory’s Executive Director.

The LiONS LAIR Pitch Madness is scheduled to take place Sept. 23, 2021. Visit


About Innovation Factory

Innovation Factory is a non-profit business accelerator, serving as the catalyst for tech innovation in the greater Hamilton area since 2011. Innovation Factory provides business services, training and mentorship to help entrepreneurs with advanced manufacturing, clean tech, information tech, life science and social innovations to bring their ideas to market, increase revenues, attract investment and create jobs.

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The 2021 LiONS LAIR Finalists

Dirt Technologies
Dirt Technologies helps Ontario’s earthworks teams move and track soil in a digital, cost-effective and regulation-compliant way.

FootyFive is a virtual training platform for youth soccer players and clubs.

payd Inc.
payd is Canada’s only financial management platform dedicated to helping students, graduates and families save and pay for education by utilizing natural spending habits.

TAMVOES Health Inc.
TAMVOES is an online platform that empowers users to securely manage and store their health information.

Cheftopia Inc.
Cheftopia is a digital marketplace providing local chefs with the platform to commercialize their home-cooked meals, without a need for a physical storefront, from their own home or local commercial kitchens.

EmergConnect Inc.
EmergConnect is revolutionizing emergency care by empowering patients and giving clinicians the power of data. They use cutting-edge AI and ML to improve patient waits, enhance patient care, increase ER efficiency and save hospitals money.

As an early-stage device company, MoxyPatch is an over-the-counter, eco-friendly and reusable device that works to prevent unintentional leaks due to Stress Urinary Incontinence in adult women.

AdMass Inc.
AdMass turns customers into brand advocates generating authentic recommendations while posing with your products on social media.

Axcessiom Technologies Inc.
Axcessiom Technologies is developing an advanced driver assistance system that will allow drivers with disabilities a safer, easier and more affordable way of driving a vehicle.

Requity Homes
Requity Homes offers a fair and flexible rent-to-own program to aspiring homebuyers who are not mortgage-ready to make homeownership more accessible.

XP Fantasy
XP Fantasy is a daily fantasy esports platform for fans worldwide who do not want to gamble but still want to compete to win prizes.

eWarrior Naturals
Inspired by athletes, fueled by women, eWarrior Naturals produces the cleanest, natural self-care products in small batches with the freshest of ingredients, elevating self-care beauty staples that are key in the body’s everyday recovery.

Mamaraderie is a location-based platform that unites moms to help them thrive in motherhood.

Blucos is opening up access to crucial carbohydrate data for all diabetics.

Toothpod is a healthcare start-up with the mission of improving oral hygiene globally. We have a passionate, experienced, multi-functional team working cohesively towards the development of a  smart-gum which physically and chemically removes bacteria and food on and between the teeth.

Ecosystem Informatics Inc.
Making the Invisible Visible with Hyper-Local Environmental and Meteorological Insights

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