2021 Startup Global Pitch Competition Finalists: Taking on the Global Stage

Today, we’re delighted to announce our 2021 Startup Global Pitch Competition finalists! Startup Global, previously known as the Canadian Export Challenge, connects entrepreneurs who want to build globally-competitive businesses with a network of support, resources, and partners dedicated to their success.

As part of Startup Global, our Startup Global Pitch Competition gives founders the chance to win from a prize pool of $75,000 and in-kind support from program partners such as UPS, Export Development Canada, the Trade Commissioner Service, and more. These top 5 startups and top 5 scale-ups will be competing again in our Startup Global Grand Finale on October 21 for a chance to win an additional $5,000 (startup category) or $25,000 (scaleup category). But there’s still one spot left to compete in the Grand Finale.

Powered by UPS, our top 50 semi-finalists are competing for the Startup Global Pitch Competition Peoples’ Choice Award, where the winner will win $5,000 and a spot to join our top 10 finalists in the Grand Finale! Cast your vote before September 26 to provide an opportunity for your favourite business to go global.

Now, please join us in congratulating and cheering on this year’s Startup Global 2021 top 10 finalists:


Top 5 Scale-ups


3F Waste Recovery


Kind Laundry


Off the Grid


Top 5 Startups


Algi Foods

Alt Tex



Troj AI