Pitch Competition

It starts with an idea...

BioTEC is hosting its 2nd annual pitch competition virtually on November 21st, 2020, featuring early-stage, student-run ventures in medical devices, digital health, and therapeutics. 


Competing start-ups will be coached by industry experts and mentors from accelerators and incubators in Ontario. Teams will be judged by a panel of partners from some of Canada’s largest VC firms and the winning teams will receive between $500 to $2000 to be used towards their businesses.

2019 Pitch Competition Winners


Winning 1st place and the People's Choice Award, KnowStroke is a wearable device that measures biometrics to prevent heat-related illness by notifying the user if they are at risk of dehydration or heat stroke.

Hi-ρ Cells

In 2nd place, Hi-ρ is developing a 3D bioreactor for high-density stem cell growth.

Past Judges

Allan Miranda

Head of JLABS Canada

Ricky Mehra

General Partner at Continuum Ventures

Nikhil Thatte

Principal at Lumira Ventures

Bharat Srinivasa

Principal & Co-Founder of

Amplitude Ventures

2019 Pitch Competition Sponsors

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