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18th Annual Tie Quest 2023 – Startup live pitching & networking

April 12, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to gear up for the most electrifying event Startup Competition of the year – 18th Annual TiEQuest 2023! This competition is not just any other, it’s an event that brings together entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors, and key-note speakers to ignite the startup ecosystem.

If you are a startup founder raising capital or thinking about it, this a must attend for you.

This year’s event vows to deliver an exceptional and elevated experience, exceeding all expectations set in the past. With live pitch sessions from the most innovative and creative startups, you’ll be blown away by the ideas and concepts that these entrepreneurs have come up with. You’ll see firsthand how these ideas could change the world and how these startups are working hard to make their vision a reality.

The event features keynote speakers who are experts in their respective fields, sharing their insights on the latest industry trends, tips for startups, and valuable experiences to take your startup to the next level.

But that’s not all, the networking opportunities at this event are unparalleled. You’ll have the chance to meet and network with the most influential investors, entrepreneurs, and startup enthusiasts. This is your chance to make lasting connections that could help propel your entrepreneurial journey to success.

And let’s not forget about the prizes! The winners of the Startup Event Competition will receive a cash prize of $50,000 and $100,000 in kind prizes. But that’s not all, they’ll also have the opportunity to receive up to $250,000 in investments! And for the winners in the med-tech and regular stream, they’ll be offered the chance to apply & attend TiE50 global competition in the Silicon Valley.

So, are you ready to be a part of this exciting and game-changing event? The Startup Event Competition is where you need to be! Come join us and witness the future of the startup world unfold right before your eyes. Get ready to be inspired, motivated, and amazed!

Fireside Chat with Allen Lau, VC, Serial Entrepreneur with $600M exit with Wattpad.

Allen Lau is a visionary serial entrepreneur, a leader in Canada’s tech community, and a sought-after speaker and authoritative voice on entrepreneurship, the innovation economy, and the benefits of a diverse workforce.

Today, as Executive Advisor to Naver’s WEBTOON and Wattpad, Allen’s strategic counsel and world-renowned expertise is shaping the future of webnovels and new fiction formats.

Because of Allen’s leadership and vision in his previous role as CEO and co-founder, today Wattpad is home to a community of 94 million people who have written more than a billion uploads on the platform. Thousands of Wattpad stories have been adapted for other platforms and gone on to become blockbuster movies and #1 Netflix hits, emmy-nominated television series, and bestselling books around the world.

Allen is a board member of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world through film. Allen also sits on the board of directors for MaRS Discovery District, North America’s largest urban innovation hub. As a board member, Allen joins MaRS in supporting high-growth startups and scale-ups to drive breakthrough discoveries, grow the economy, and make an impact by solving real problems for real people.

Allen champions the interest of Canadian technology companies at all levels of government as a member of Canadian Council of Innovators. He consults on legislation and practices to spur innovation and support the growth of the technology sector. Allen is regularly quoted by the media about the benefits of launching and scaling an internet-based company in Canada.

Allen has a keen ability for spotting the next big thing. He is the co-founder of Two Small Fish Ventures, a fund that invests in early stage internet companies with strong network effects. Two Small Fish Ventures’ portfolio includes Skip the Dishes (acquired by Just Eat for $200 million), and Ada, an AI startup valued at over US$1.2 billion.

Allen has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Canada’s prestigious Report on Business Magazine, among other publications. Under his leadership, Wattpad has twice been named to Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies. In 2020, Allen was inducted into the Engineering Alumni Hall of Distinction of the University of Toronto.

Space Quest Update – Jacqueline Good, Founder & CEO, Magnestar Inc.

Jacqueline Good is the Founder and CEO of Magnestar. Within her career, she has built data architecture solutions for over four dozen organizations across North America, contributed to the development of six software applications, attended ISU and founded Magnestar Inc.

She actively encourages others to pursue their passion for space, sustainability and entrepreneurship.

She loves hockey, museums and building amazing space technology.




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