Here’s How You Can Win Money for Your Business in Mississauga


Published March 19, 2019 at 3:35 am


Are you looking for a little extra money for your startup?

If so, you might be interested to hear that a unique event is coming to the University of Toronto–Mississauga (UTM) that will allow enthusiastic entrepreneurs to compete for some pre-seed money.

Every year, ICUBE–which offers students and community youth early-stage business development and commercialization services–hosts PITCH, a pitch competition to showcase local startups, and help them earn some pre-seed cash.

This year ICUBE is running PITCH as an Innovation & Entrepreneurship Startup Gala with a three course dinner, keynote speech and networking opportunity on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00 pm.

This year’s keynote is Mississauga-based entrepreneur and UTM alumni Carl Rodrigues, the President, CEO and founder of SOTI, a well-known provider of mobile and IoT management solutions. Rodrigues is known as the person that built a $1 billion firm in his basement in Mississauga.

ICUBE recently announced the top 10 finalists that will be competing for over $10,000 in cash prizes.

The finalists include Blip Delivery, Cyricept Solutions Ltd, ePayRails, Feely Piano School, InStage VR, LinkMentalHealth, MealShare, Notetonic, Piera Systems and YourTable.

So, what are you the prizes?

The first prize includes $4,000 cash, $3,000 in intellectual property services from Bereskin & Parr, $2,000 in accounting services from SRJ and five hours legal advice from LaBarge Weinstein LLP.

The second prize includes $2,500 cash, $1,000 in accounting services from SRJ and access to the LaBarge Weinstein LLP startup program. The third prize includes $1,500 cash and access to the LaBarge Weinstein LLP startup program.

To learn more and purchase tickets, click here.

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