Hi5 Pitch Competition

5 Startups • 5 Minutes • $5,000

November 24th • Doors Open 6PM
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Hi5 Pitch Competition | Fall 2022

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What is Hi5?

It works like this: 5 high-potential clients are given 5 minutes each to pitch to 5 hand-selected judges for a winning prize of $5,000! This competition provides our most innovative start-ups with a fabulous opportunity to generate awareness, build the skills necessary to present in front of a broad audience and gain exposure to our broad ecosystem of industry partners. PLUS, attendees get to cast their vote for who wins the People’s Choice Award!

2022 Finalists

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Panel of Judges

Rick Burdenuik

BDO Canada

Maria Wei

Bereskin & Parr LLP

Andy Donovan

Life Sciences Ontario

Sarah Romanuck


Chris Cameron

The Magnes Group

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What People are Saying

Darren PerlmanFinalist

Participating in Hi5 last fall was a great experience to get our message out there and to prepare us for future pitches to secure new customers and investors.

Fiona MitchellAttendee

I was impressed...the event was tightly run, full of interesting ideas, and the presentations were solid. And I loved the virtual conference experience...that was clever and effective! A very good intro to Haltech for me...amazing work by you and your team.

David WrightJudge

The event is very well organized, so easy to participate in, and have fun, all the while thinking and "working". Thanks for a creating such a great environment!

Nishit PatelFinalist

Increased visibility after placing as a finalist in the Hi5 pitch competition furthered a number of discussions with potential investors, and overseas recognition led to signing MoUs with international partners.

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