A big thank you to this year’s sponsors, City of Toronto, Startup Here Toronto, Wildeboer Dellelce, University of Toronto, ICUBE, Clausehound, Artscape Daniels Launchpad and StartGBC.
This year’s jury included Nicola Lacetera (University of Toronto), Lily Tse (Think Dirty), Carmen Douville (Artscape Daniels Launchpad) and Kundan Joshi (TheAppLabb).
Submit your application online using the form below. All applications will be reviewed by the IT’S A START committee.
All applicants will be notified on this date regarding the status of their application.
All IT’S A START semi-finalists will be invited to attend Creative Camp in March. The semi-finalists will meet with advisors, practice their pitches and mingle with other entrepreneurs. All semi-finalists will then be asked to prepare and submit their Business Model Canvas and a 60-second video.
All semi-finalists will be asked to submit their business model canvas and a sixty-second video following the Creative Camp.
Ten finalists will then be selected and notified to compete at Digifest 2019.
IT’S A START Pitch Competition will take place in front of a live audience and judges at Digifest 2019. Winners will be announced at the end of the competition.
Winning teams will receive cash and join the Digital Media and Gaming Incubator, a hub for innovative firms, in downtown Toronto. The grand prize is $5K (equity-free) and space at the Digital Media and Gaming Incubator. The top 2 winners will qualify to attend the Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference (OTEC) and Global Pitch in Beijing next August.
The top 2 winners will qualify to attend the Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference (OTEC) and Global Pitch in Beijing in August.