Top 16 announced for 10th annual LiONS LAIR

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

HAMILTON – June 10, 2020 – Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, 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 with four days of head-to-head pitch match-ups.

The finalists will deliver their pitch and field questions from the ‘Investor Lions’.  The Investor Lions, along with help from the voting audience, 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. 21-24, 2020. Visit


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