Today, we’re excited to announce and introduce our 2022 Startup Global Pitch Competition semi-finalists! Startup Global connects entrepreneurs who want to build globally-competitive businesses with a network of support, resources, and partners dedicated to their success.
This year, Startup Canada has shaken things up for the better. The 2022 Startup Global Pitch Competition is open solely to startups (businesses with less than $1,000,000 in revenue or have no current sales as of February 1, 2022) and that have business and/or operations in Canada. Applicants can win from an overall cash prize pool of $75,000 to help grow their business, and semi-finalists can enjoy exclusive perks such as access to in-kind support through advisory circles with co-presenting partners, pitch bootcamps, and 1:1 mentorship and advisory support to help perfect their pitch.
In partnership with UPS, the Peoples’ Choice Award will be returning where the semi-finalist with the most votes will win $5,000 and an extra spot in the Grand Finale. The Top 10 finalists will compete one last time at the Grand Finale in October for a chance to win an additional $30,000 (1st place), $15,000 (2nd place), and $10,000 (3rd place). This year, Startup Canada is proud to also introduce an array of new prize categories, each to be awarded $5,000:
- Rural Entrepreneur category: For entrepreneurs pioneering new products and services in rural areas
- Seniorpreneur category (Age 50+): For entrepreneurs aged 50 and older
- Social Entrepreneur category: For entrepreneurs contributing to sustainable development goals.
Now, please join in congratulating and cheering on this year’s Startup Global 2022 semi-finalists:
We re-opened our applications in July, giving any entrepreneurs who missed the first round of applications a second chance to enter! The quality of applications was pretty high so it was a tough decision to narrow them down! These eleven entrepreneurs have each been given a spot at the semi-finals in September where they will be pitching for a spot at the Grand Finale in October. In addition, they will also get access to the exclusive in-kind support, such as 1:1 mentorship and pitch building bootcamps. Here are the selected Wild Card entries for the Startup Global: