Startup Global 2023 Recap

Thank you for supporting the 2023 Startup Global Pitch Competition. This year, we had 583 entrepreneurs from 164 cities across Canada apply to pitch from almost all industries. It was a tough decision narrowing it down to our top 10 finalists! We know that Canada’s aspiring entrepreneurs have the talent, passion, and drive to succeed in today’s economy. In case you missed it, you can watch the Grand Finale at a click of a button and join us in cheering on some of Canada’s best and brightest early stage startups.

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Pitch Competition Prizes

Meet the Winners

This year, applications were open to startups who had less than $1 Million CAD in revenue. We hosted 5 Pop-up Pitch Competitions at each of our Startup Canada Tour Stops (Whitehorse, Halifax, Vancouver, Calgary, and Brampton) to select our top 5 ‘in-person’ finalists. We also hosted a virtual Pitch Competition for entrepreneurs outside of these Tour stops where we selected our op 5 ‘virtual’ finalists. The top 10 then competed at the Grand Finale in Brampton on October 26 for one of the grand prizes of: Third place: $7,500 | Second place: $15,000 | First place: $30,000.

People’s Choice Winner


memoryKPR is a powerful storytelling and community engagement platform to collect user generated content while ensuring you have the necessary rights for usage. They combine the best of social media, digital marketing, content management, and privacy-focused community platforms

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Third Place Winner

Aruna Revolution Health

In a lifetime, individuals will use 5,000-15,000 disposable pads and tampons. This contributes 200,000 tonnes of waste per year. A regular pad can take 500-800 years to break down. They often do not make it to landfills and can end up in oceans or washed up on beaches. Aruna Revolution Health empowers you to reduce your environmental footprint by creating plastic-free, 100% compostable menstrual pads, that are better for you and the environment.

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Second Place Winner

Chexy Co

Rent is one of our biggest expenses each month and yet, we often pay by cheque or e-transfer. This means we don’t get rewarded for our biggest expenses of the month or build credit when we pay renton time. Chexy Co is changing this. With Chexy, you can pay rent through your credit card to earn rewards, cash back, and build credit on your rent.

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First Place Winner

ImaginAble Solutions

ImaginAble Solutions creates assistive technology to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. They offer design services for families and healthcare facilities to ensure the handpieces, Guided Hands™, meet the needs of users. They are committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity and promoting disability awareness and social innovation in our community.

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Global Finalists

We’d also like to give a massive congratulations and well-deserved recognition to all the other finalists who pitched at the 2023 Startup Global Pitch Competition Grand Finale and all the hard work they have put in to get to where they are. We can’t wait to follow along in each of their journeys in the months and years to come! We encourage you to take a moment to learn about each of their businesses:

Hinterland Flour Mill Whitehorse Winner
Aruna Revolution Health Halifax Winner
Mae: Making Auto Easy Vancouver Winner
Rinvio Technologies Calgary Winner
Chexy Co. Ontario Wild Card Winner
mDETECT Inc. Virtual Pitch Finalists
ImaginAble Solutions Virtual Pitch Finalists
MycoFutures Virtual Pitch Finalists
Tokidos Virtual Pitch Finalists
HEAT- MX Virtual Pitch Finalists
Watch the 2023 Finale

Thank you for supporting this year's Startup Global Pitch Competition Grand Finale, we're proud to once again support Canada's entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the global stage. In case you missed it, you can watch the recording of the 2023 Grand Finale.

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Regardez la grande finale 2023

Merci de soutenir la Grande Finale de cette année, nous sommes fiers de soutenir une fois de plus les entrepreneurs canadiens qui souhaitent faire connaître leur entreprise sur la scène mondiale. Au cas où vous l'auriez manqué, vous pouvez regarder l'enregistrement de la Grande Finale 2023.

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