2018 INVENTURE$ Startup Pitch Event

2018 INVENTURE$ Startup Pitch Event

Telus Convention Center

Calgary, Canada

June 6-8, 2018


Application Deadline to apply:

Friday, March 2nd at 11:59 pm CST.

Take advantage of the opportunity to showcase your emerging technology product or service in front of industry leaders by participating in the 2018 INVENTURE$ Startup Pitch Event. This event takes place on June 6 to 8 as a part of INVENTURE$. By participating in our event your company can improve your product launch, attract venture capitalists, polish your elevator pitch, receive media exposure, build brand awareness, network, socialize and experience all that INVENTURE has to offer. The deadline to register is Friday, March 2nd at 11:59 pm CST. The Startup Pitch Event will feature startups from around the US and Canada.

Investure$ is organized by the same agency behind SXSW.

APPLY HERE: http://www.inventurescan.com/events/inventure-2018/custom-19-eca26664a37e4bef8a09746d01d7ac8e.aspx


Also, below are some key details that typically are asked when you share this information. Please feel free to forward any questions someone has if you don’t feel like you can answer it.

Deadline to apply

Friday, March 2nd at 11:59 pm CST.


Are you a company that has an innovative product or service in any of the following technologies?

Agriculture Technology

Artificial Intelligence Technology

Autonomous Vehicles Technology


Clean Energy Technology

Construction Building Technology

Electrical Technology

Emerging Technology

Food and Fiber Technology  Forestry Technology

Gaming Technology

Health and Life Sciences Technology

Information Communication Technology

Internet of Things (IoT) Technology


Oil & Gas Technology

Sensor Technology

Water Technology

Startup Pitch Eligibility Requirements

 Companies will have launched or will launch their product or service within 24 months of the June 6, 2018, event date

 Companies will not have raised more than $10 million in funding

 Companies may only enter one product or service to the INVENTURE$ Startup Pitch Event

 Product or Service must fall into one of the INVENTURE$ Startup Pitch Event Category

How many finalists will be named?

Forty finalists will be selected to Pitch at the INVENTURE$ Startup Pitch Event.

How will the on-stage pitch process work?

Finalists will each have 2 minutes to pitch, followed by 5 minutes Q&A w/Judges. 

Key Judging Criteria

 Functionality – Is the company’s product easy to use, and does it get the job done?

 Potential – What is the company’s business model and likely profitability, size of the market, the likelihood of adoption, and growth potential?

 Team / People – What experience does the team have, and can they make the product or service a success?

 Creativity/Differentiation – Why would someone use this product and/or service over alternatives?

 Scalability – Is this small business not capable of scaling or is it a large business that has a lot of growth potential?

Will, I receive a registration to the INVENTURE$ Event if I am selected?

Yes, participating companies will receive three (3) complimentary registrations for the INVENTURE$ event. Additionally, each finalist will have the opportunity to demo their product/services at the INVENTURE$ Startup Showcase Demo Area.


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Telus Convention Centre, Calgary