It was fun judging at the CNE Innovation Garage Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition 2019 + plus all the cotton candy :)
Canada’s brightest innovators will converge in the CNE Innovation Garage over the fair's middle weekend (August 23 to 25) to pitch their cutting edge inventions and compete for prize money and in-kind services.
I am looking forward to judging to groups over the weekend:
Women Entrepreneurs (August 24 @ 1:30 pm): Companies in this category must be founded or co-founded by a woman entrepreneur. There is no specific theme for the type of company that can be presented and a woman must be the pitcher.
Food Tech and Urban Agriculture (August 24 @ 2:30 pm): Startups in this category will focus on innovation in food technology, new/improved food offering, solutions/opportunities for urban agriculture, or education. Companies can present a food product, app, technology, or other concept that fits within the theme.
Hope to see you there!
About the CNE and the perfect place to showcase innovation:
Founded in 1879, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) quickly garnered a reputation as “the place” where people came to experience the latest innovations.
From the early days of electric railways transportation and demonstrations of the telephone, to more recent technologies such as virtual reality, the CNE has introduced the public to several groundbreaking innovations.
I'm the Co-Founder at ODAIA.ai & an Adjunct Professor, at the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Canada