Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
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Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG), will host the fourth Social Enterprise Zone and Pitch Competition at Discovery 2018 on April 30 and May 1, 2018.
Nineteen Ontario-based companies will be invited to exhibit their socially innovative solutions on the Discovery show floor. This will build awareness of the companies that exist in this niche market, provide exposure to potential private investors, and engage the broader innovation ecosystem.
Successful applicants will receive a complimentary 6’x8’ foot booth, two attendee passes, and travel costs covered if outside the GTA. This exclusive opportunity gives you access to experts, industry, government funders, investors, engaging keynote speakers, fascinating panel discussions, networking opportunities and an opportunity for face-to-face meetings with sector experts.
Further, the Pitch Competition at this year’s Discovery will provide a platform for five to eight of the showcase companies to pitch during Discovery for a $20,000 award. The award will consist of $10,000 from the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG) and a $10,000 legal services package from Norton Rose Fulbright to assist with the further development of their business. Participation in the Pitch Competition is completely optional. However, we encourage any business applying for the Social Enterprise Zone to consider this incredible opportunity to further expand the development of your company.