Applications close February 10th 2023.

Applications are now open.

DOES YOUR COMPANY HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN $250,000 IN INVESTMENT, $50,000 IN CASH, AND $100,000 IN IN-KIND PRIZES?

If the answer is yes, you are in the right place.

TiE Toronto’s 18th annual business venture competition, TiEQuest, is now accepting applications for all eligible early-stage companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs. The winner takes home a cash prize of $50,000, $100,000 in kind prizes and the opportunity to receive up to $250,000 in investments.

What is TiEQuest?

This sought-after event is a multi-stage business venture competition under the umbrella of TiE2, bringing start-ups from across Canada to receive advice from industry professionals and network with top angel investors, venture capitalists, fund managers, and other professionals.

Eligibility

· Any Canadian Early Stage Venture.

· Must not have raised more than CAD 2 million from outside private investment.

· Must indicate if the company is in the MedTech/HealthTech stream or the Regular stream.

Why Register

  1. Startup exposure and networking opportunities with fund managers, angel investors, and venture capitalists. Mentorship from successful entrepreneurs and business leaders
  2. The winners in both streams take home total cash prizes of $50,000, $100,000 in-kind prizes, and the opportunity to receive $250,000 in investments.
  3. Top 6 finalists (three from each stream) will participate in TiE Silicon Valley’s TiE 50 Competition with a chance to feature on “Meet The Drapers” and join in the TiECon 2023 Conference.
  4. Top top 6 finalists (three from each stream) will get access to the TiE Global Network for further investment and networking.
  5. Each Participant gets TiE Toronto membership for one year.

Registration Streams

Like last year, we are offering two separate tracks for the competition and a winner will be announced for each stream. The two streams of registration are as follows:

  1. MedTech Stream: This stream is specifically for MedTech and HealthTech companies.
  2. *If you are a MedTech company, please indicate it in your application. You would be competing in the MedTech Stream with other MedTech companies

  3. Regular Stream: This steam is for all other verticals of tech and business

Registration Fees

  • · All applications will be subject to an application fee of CAD $125.

*The application fee includes membership of TiE Toronto with the access to the network of TiE Global for one year.

Save the Date

December 12, 2022 – Applications Open

January 31, 2023 – Application Deadline

February 10, 2023 – Extended Application Deadline

Early February 2023 – Application Review and First Round Judging

Mid February 2023 – Applicant Mentoring

February 27-March 10, 2023 – Elevator Pitch Round Judging (Virtual)

March 27-31, 2023 – Business Plan Round Judging (Virtual)

April 12, 2023 – TiEQuest Finals In-Person Gala at RBC WaterPark Place, Toronto.

May 5th to 7th , 2023 – TiECon (In-Person Conference in Santa Clara, California.)

About TiE

TiE is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley. We are dedicated to foster entrepreneurship locally by providing educational programs, networking events and mentoring opportunities.

We look forward to watching your ideas become reality!