TiEQuest 2024
Accelerate Your Business To Success

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

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TiEQuest Business Venture Competition

Welcome to TiEQuest

At TiE Toronto, we believe in more than just businesses; we believe in creating legacies. Over the past 18 years, TiEQuest has helped hundreds of startups find investors, markets, and experts. In its 19th year TiEQuest goes one step beyond - helping founders achieve product-market fit (PMF) faster. Entrepreneurs that show the best progress during the program win the competition and take home cash prizes, investments, and a network of well-wishers to rely upon.

Who Can Apply?

MedTech Stream

Meant for entrepreneurs working in medical devices, healthcare, or pharma domains. Businesses could be B2B or consumer-focused. However, SaaS, technology, or consumer products targeted towards the healthcare industry, if they don’t have regulatory barriers would be considered general stream

General Stream

Businesses working in any areas other than those covered in Med-tech, think B2B SaaS, Consumer SaaS, Fintech, D2C, climate, or any other domains would be considered in the general stream.

Program Structure


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


Elevator Pitch Round:
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:
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.


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 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.

Success Stories

Hear from Past Winners

Sponsors & Partners

Presenting Sponsor
ICICI Bank Canada
Diamond Sponsors
Baylis Med Tech
Gold Sponsors
First Angel Capital
iCapital Network
IQ Canada
Tangentia Ventures
Community Sponsors
Angel Investors Ontario
Venue Sponsor

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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