This is where the magic happens. Only the best of the best from the Semi-Finals are invited to pitch at the Finals and take the virtual stage. Ten teams will compete in the Finals, but only four will take home a $5,000 cheque.
In addition to the four $5K Grants, we are teaming up with UWaterloo’s Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) to offer a brand-new grant to help focus our efforts on combating climate change. This grant provides the opportunity for teams working on innovative climate change solutions to win up to $10K to help fund their idea!
Concept $5K Semi-Finals
The top 10 teams across both nights of the Concept $5K Semi-Finals, as chosen by local startup community members, will be invited to pitch at the Concept $5K Finals for a chance to win one of four $5,000 grant prizes.
Night 1: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Night 2: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Concept $5K Finals
Join us online and watch emerging student entrepreneurs pitch live for $5K grant prizes. Each competitor has just 3 minutes to pitch their startup idea to a panel of esteemed judges! The top four teams will take home funding to help turn their concept into a reality!
Nope! Everyone is invited to see the future of UWaterloo startups.
These events will be totally virtual, you can enjoy the show from the comfort and safety of your own home!
No, you are welcome to watch as much of the competition as you please, but the Semi-Finals are full of great ideas so you should definitely check it out!