$50,000 in awards!
Free to participate!
Open to Students & Alumni!

Ann Makosinski

Forbes 30 Under 30
TIME 30 Under 30
Google Science Fair Winner
Intel Science & Engineering Fair Winner
Inventor, Entrepreneur, Differentist

Welcome to the InnovateTO150 Showcase which will exhibit some of the best student led startups and innovation powered enterprises from Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area and from across Canada. In honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday, the City of Toronto is collaborating with OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto, York University and Universities Canada to showcase the next generation of changemakers, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

The InnovateTO150 Startup Pitch Competition and the InnovateTO150 Social Enterprise Pitch Competition will be held at Toronto’s Design Exchange (234 Bay Street) on Friday November 03, 2017, 2:00pm to 9:00pm.

Participation in both the InnovateTO150 Showcase and the competitions are open to students and alumni of all ages, from all academic institutions. Some conditions apply. There are no admission fees or exhibition booths fees. There will be a limited number of participants accepted. See selection process and eligibility criteria below. Lunch, dinner and all day food and refreshments will be provided.

  • Online Registration is now open and closes Mon Oct 16th @ 11:59pm.
  • All qualified InnovateTO150 Showcase exhibitors will be notified by Noon Wed Oct 18th.
  • Startup Pitch Competition 5 finalists will be notified by Noon Wed Oct 18th.
  • Social Enterprise Pitch Competition 5 finalists will be notified by Noon Wed Oct 18th.


InnovateTO150’s Mission Statement

Our goal is to provide a showcase of student led startup companies, innovators, social enterprises and entrepreneurs from Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, and from across Canada. Our goal will be achieved largely in collaboration with the City of Toronto and the incubators of our partners OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto and York University, along with other local incubators and academic institutions.

InnovateTO150’s definition of Social Enterprise

Social Enterprises are non-profit organizations or for-profit companies that strive to improve the human condition, the environment and the global community through innovation.


Information provided on this Application Form will be secured and confidential.