TiEQuest Summit

19th Annual TiEQuest Summit 2024

Experience the future unfolding at TiEQuest Summit 2024. Join us as we delve into the transformative power of AI, reshaping industries from healthcare to business innovation. Engage in captivating panel discussions, gain insights from renowned keynote speakers, and witness groundbreaking startups vying for the coveted TiEQuest title. Network with industry luminaries and be part of shaping tomorrow's innovations.

TiEQuest Summit

In its 19th year, TiE Toronto presents its most celebrated event of the year TiEQuest Summit 2024. Featuring a stellar lineup of industry luminaries, thought leaders, and trailblazers, this event promises to inspire, educate, and connect you with the preeminent experts across industries.

TiEQuest 2024 Speakers

TiEQuest 2024 Finalist

Here's a glimpse of what awaits you:

  • Keynote Speaker by Thomas Carter: Dive into the realm of financial innovation with Thomas Carter, Founder & CEO of Deal Box. Explore his wealth of experience in financial technology, blockchain, and digital securities, and learn about Deal Box's pioneering solutions empowering entrepreneurs and investors. Thomas Carter is a financial technology, blockchain, and digital securities pioneer with 30 years of capital markets experience. Since 2004 he has advised over 400 companies and in 2016, he founded Deal Box, a capital markets consulting firm. Deal Box leverages automation, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technologies to help entrepreneurs and investors.
  • Leadership Chat with Satish Kanwar:
    Join Satish Kanwar, Co-Founder of Good Future, as he explores the intricacies of building Canadian-based global companies. With a distinguished background as the former Vice President of Product Acceleration at Shopify, Satish brings extensive experience in spearheading strategic acquisitions, investments, and partnerships, contributing significantly to the Canadian entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Fireside Chat with Stephany LaPierre (Founder & CEO of Tealbook) hosted by the dynamic Jacoline Loewen (Director at Burgundy Asset Management): Stephany is a seasoned entrepreneur with a passion for innovation. With over a decade of experience in strategic sourcing and procurement consulting, Stephany recognized the need for a solution to the supplier data problem. Her dedication to establishing the gold standard for supplier data accessibility led to the creation of Tealbook's Supplier Data Platform. This cutting-edge technology automates the collection, verification, and enrichment of supplier data across all enterprise systems, making it a vital tool for large organizations. TealBook is a leader in procurement technology and has been chosen by Spend Matters as one of their "50 Vendors to Know," named a top 100 solution by ProcureTech, and recognized as a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner.
  • A must-see panel on Navigating AI in HealthTech, led by the enigmatic Ricky Mehra, an early-stage VC and General Partner at Continuum Health Ventures (CHV). Ricky is a bench top scientist (U of T), quant analyst (SME to F500 med device and pharma), founder (with exit to F300), angel investor turned VC. Through Continuum Health Ventures, he focuses on seed investments in deep healthtech and longevity by supporting tier 1 founders to democratize healthcare and extend human health span. He's also a driving force at NextMed.Health, which fosters global collaboration and innovation on the future of Medicine. Through though leadership, advisory board seats and active portfolio, Ricky's goal is to usher humanity away from sick-care into actual healthcare by leveraging forefront technologies.
  • Insightful Discourse on Value of Intellectual Property: Join Benjamin Mak (Partner at Smart & Biggar), as he delves into the crucial role of intellectual property in driving innovation and growth with Canadian IP experts. As a Barrister & Solicitor of the Province of Ontario, and a Registered Patent & Trade-mark Agent, Benjamin boasts unparalleled proficiency in the intricacies of legal frameworks. Acknowledged as a preeminent Legal Expert in Intellectual Property by the Canadian Legal Expert Directory and bestowed with the Expert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Award, Benjamin Mak epitomizes legal excellence and ingenuity. Joining Benjamin on this panel are serial entrepreneurs Lahav Gill (CEO - Arma Biosciences), Jasminder Brar (Fractional General Counsel - Evercounsel Law PC) and Max Yam (Associate, IP Backed Financing at BDC).
  • EmpowHER - Women in Entrepreneurship: Join Lisa Sohanpal (Founder & CEO - Nom Noms World Food), Nadia Ladak (Co-Founder & CEO - Marlow) and Jasmin Genie-Hobbs (Director Tech Financing - BDC) for an inspirational panel discussion featuring remarkable women leaders as they share their journeys, insights, and strategies for success. Discover how their unique perspectives and contributions are shaping the future of entrepreneurship, and gain valuable tips for navigating challenges and seizing opportunities in the startup world.
  • Global Business Expansion Strategies: Gain essential insights and actionable strategies for expanding your business globally. Join David Olsen (Regional President and Principal Officer - PNC BankCanada + chairman - AMCHAM Canada), Christopher Alexander (Deputy Principal Commercial Office US Consulate in Toronto), Raj DasGupta (CEO - Electrovaya) and K P Singh (Consulate General of India Toronto) as they uncover the keys to success in breaking into the global market.
  • Finals For TiEQuest Competition: Experience the thrill as top contenders compete for the prestigious TiEQuest Competition in 'Medtech' and 'Regular' streams, presenting groundbreaking ideas and exemplifying the unwavering spirit of entrepreneurship.

TiEQuest Summit 2024 Sponsors

We are grateful to our sponsors whose support has made this event possible.

Presenting Sponsors
ICICI Bank Canada
Baylis Med Tech
Community Sponsors
Angel Investors Ontario
First Angel Capital
The Bizplanner
iCapital Network
IQ Canada
Tangentia Ventures

TiEQuest Summit 2024 stands as the ultimate destination for entrepreneurs, innovators, and industry enthusiasts alike. As the pinnacle event of TiE Toronto's 19-year legacy, it offers an unparalleled opportunity to dive into the forefront of innovation. With a stellar lineup of industry luminaries, thought leaders, and trailblazers, attendees can expect to be inspired, educated, and connected like never before. From captivating panel discussions to insightful keynote speeches, TiEQuest Summit 2024 promises to ignite minds, foster collaboration, and shape the future of entrepreneurship. Don't miss your chance to be part of this transformative journey – join us and experience the power of innovation firsthand.

TiEQuest Competition

Witness the magic unfold as top 3 contenders from ‘MedTech’ and 'General' startup streams go neck to neck one last time to win the coveted TiEQuest Competition.


Phase I: Completed
Standard content designed specifically for early-stage startups delivered via webinars - to all the applicants


Elevator Pitch Round: Completed
Based on the quality of the application submitted, the top 50 businesses move to the elevator pitch round. In this round, they get access to one-on-one mentoring, fine-tune their positioning, and validate problem-solution fit. Post mentoring, every entrepreneur gets to pitch to a panel of judges.


Business Plan round: Completed
Those who advance to this round, get personalized coaching and further mentoring on highlighted areas of their business which could help them move towards PMF faster. After this, they get to pitch to the next set of judges. The businesses that make the cut, move to the finals. There will be 3 finalists chosen from each stream.


Finals: 22 April 2024 – RBC WaterPark Place
The final Gala is where 3 finalists from each stream get to pitch on stage to a panel of judges and audience. Winners take home cash prizes, in-kind perks, and the opportunity to secure angel investment from TiE Toronto Angels.

Prizes for the winners

Prizes for the winners

TiEQuest 2024
Accelerate Your Business To Success

Elevate your entrepreneurial journey with TiE Toronto's 19th Annual Business Acceleration and Venture Program.

Application Closed
TiEQuest Business Venture Competition

TiEQuest 2024 Finals and Gala

22 April 2024

RBC WaterPark Place (88 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 0B6)

Why Apply?

  • Idea Validation:
    Rigorous evaluation of your business model, market sizing, and competition mapping, providing invaluable insights for strategic decision-making.
  • Pre-PMF Workshop:
    Accelerate your journey to Product-Market Fit with expert guidance, laying the foundation for rapid advancement.
  • Sales & Marketing Mastery:
    Tailored coaching for B2B enterprises and groundbreaking marketing experiments for Consumer/SMB sales in the early stages.
  • Pitch Perfection:
    Elevate your pitch game, captivating investors, and stakeholders with a compelling narrative.
  • Benchmarking Excellence:
    Systematic progress tracking, weekly reports, and actionable feedback to drive continuous improvement.
  • Exclusive Network Access:
    Progressing businesses gain privileged access to networks that can redefine your industry presence.

Other Benefits

  • Top 6 Finalists:
    Participate in TiE Silicon Valley's TiE 50 competition, opportunity to be featured on "Meet The Drapers," and join the TiECon 2024 Conference.
  • Top 6 Winners:
    Access TiE Global Network for further investment and networking.
  • Globally accessible membership:
    All Participants Receive complimentary Associated Charter Membership in TiE Toronto and TiE Global for 1 year, valued at $500.
  • Exposure:
    Gain valuable exposure to investors, mentors, and industry leaders.
  • Networking:
    Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs, potential collaborators, and investors.
  • Feedback:
    Receive constructive feedback from experienced judges to refine business strategies.
  • Mentorship:
    Opportunity for mentorship and guidance from TiE Toronto's extensive network of successful entrepreneurs.
  • Recognition:
    Gain recognition for innovative ideas and entrepreneurial prowess.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

TiEQuest welcomes entrepreneurs from various sectors. The Med-Tech Stream focuses on innovative solutions in the medical and healthcare industries.

TiEQuest is more than a competition; it's a comprehensive program offering education, mentoring, funding, networking, and incubation to propel the businesses forward.

TiEQuest offers transformative advancement, and organizational independence, and acts as a magnet for top-tier mentors and judges.

If your business is focused on healthcare, the Med-Tech Stream is ideal. The General Stream welcomes entrepreneurs from diverse sectors.

Participants gain exposure, networking opportunities, constructive feedback, mentorship, and recognition for their entrepreneurial endeavors.

Click on the 'Apply Now' button, fill in the application form, and embark on your TiEQuest journey.

Absolutely! TiEQuest is designed to support businesses at various stages, including those in the early phases of development.

Winners get access to a network of investors, opportunities to participate in global events, and ongoing support from TiE Toronto.

Become a TiE Entrepreneur today!

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