DAY ONE

OVERVIEW

Day One celebrates keynote speakers from around the globe presenting ideas on the future of mobility, cannabis, creative branding, blockchain and social good. Curated talks and panels of industry experts will guide attendees through a journey of creative growth, using different disciplines and industries as a jumping off point to discuss upcoming technological changes and their impacts.

 

Thursday also features an exclusive demonstration from Italian designers StreamColors who will discuss their work with real-time software design. The day is finished with a celebration of the next generation of innovative companies at the annual IT’S A START Pitch Competition.

KEYNOTE TALKS

THE NEXT GENERATION OF HUMAN-LIKE VEHICLES
HOW MACHINE LEARNING CAN EVOLVE THE CREATIVE PROCESS
BEYOND THE SHADOWS: BUSINESS LESSONS FROM THE DARK WEB

EXPERT PANELS

FUTURE OF SMART TRANSPORTATION & MOBILITY
CREATIVE BRANDING & CANNABIS
TECH FOR SOCIAL GOOD

EXCLUSIVE DEMOS

Streamcolors is a Milan based digital art studio founded by Giacomo Giannella and Giuliana Geronimo in 2014. They are a team of eclectic visionaries, video games veterans and experts of cultural divulgation. They will be showcasing the latest innovations in their real time software and will be inviting the Digifest audience to participate and create their own designs.

IT'S A START PITCH COMPETITION

One of Toronto’s leading pitch competitions is back! The Digital Media and Gaming Incubator at George Brown College is proud to present the 2019 IT’S A START Pitch Competition.

 

Join us to watch the final ten startups pitch their ideas in front of a live audience and judges at Digifest 2019.  All startups have the opportunity to pitch their business idea, convince the judges of its value, and impress the crowd in 5 minutes for the chance to win cash, space along with an opportunity to attend Beijing’s Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference (OTEC).

 

DON’T FORGET TO DOWNLOAD THE DIGIFEST APP! Voting for People’s Choice will be done exclusively on the Digifest App.

FIRST PLACE

  • $5000 in cash
  • In-kind legal services ($3K in value) provided by 

12 months of private office space

Opportunity to participate on the startup trip to Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference in Beijing

SECOND PLACE

$3000 in cash
6 months of private office space
Opportunity to participate on the startup trip to Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference in Beijing
  Small Business License (1 year) plus Deal Negotiation Workshops

THIRD PLACE

$2000 cash

6 months of hotdesk space at the Digital Media and Gaming Incubator

  Small Business License (1 year) plus Deal Negotiation Workshops

PEOPLE'S CHOICE

BEST TECH STARTUP

  • $1000 cash

    Office Space at ICUBE, University of Toronto Mississauga
      

HONORABLE MENTION

BEST CREATIVE STARTUP

  • 1 Full Access, 1 Year Membership to the Artscape Daniels Launchpad