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.

New This Semester: The Climate Change Grant

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!

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The preliminary Round of the competition

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

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The grand finale where the grants are awarded

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!

Finals begin November 26


Do I need to be a student to watch the pitch competition?

Nope! Everyone is invited to see the future of UWaterloo startups.

Can I attend in person?

These events will be totally virtual, you can enjoy the show from the comfort and safety of your own home!

Do I have to watch the Semi-Finals to see the Finals?

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!