Closing off the month with IO Ignition Cohort 18 March Madness! A pitch finale you won’t want to miss. Join us for the 18th edition of the pitch finale to be inspired by 19 founders and celebrate their successes! We welcome all to join us in person at Bayview Yards on Thursday, March 30th from 5-7 pm ET.
As we head into the warmer months, let’s close off March with an event full of networking, inspiration, innovative ideas and pitches. Get ready for some intense competition at IO Ignition March Madness as 19 tech entrepreneurs are ready to give the pitch of their life for a chance to win big. The Best Pitch award and the Crowd Favourite (voting by you and all attendees) are up for grabs! The stakes are high as each award comes with an extra six months of one-on-one mentorship from our leading advisors and office space at Bayview Yards!
You will be hearing from talented individuals from industries including EdTech, FinTech,CleanTech, ReTech, Smart Cities, SaaS and more!
Our first pitch finale of 2023 and we are kicking it off with some madness.
A reminder to come early to get a good seat and we all know how long the bar and food lines get! We look forward to networking, learning and celebrating with you all on March 30.
Join us to cheer these amazing founders on:
Marc Lewis, Founder, Accessible Capital
Korey Ashton, Founder, AppStart Incorporated
Patricia Russell, Founder, Casa Duro
Mohamed Hatem Diabi, Citra Lab
Eric Dyer, Founder, Differential Audio
Walid Ben Romdhane, Epsilonia
Gwen Malbec & Samir Sahli, Co-Founders, FairScan
Kassandra Gauthier & Sebestian Gautheir, Co-Founders, Fajo Collector
Michael Sinclair, Founder, First Class Agents
Slater Koekkoek, Founder, FFYL (Fulfill)
Gabriel Dede, Founder, Foodshare Limited
Mukhtar Gazali, Founder, GridHall
Merrique Richards, Founder, HERA Connects
Derek Hooper, Founder, Knokd
Mike Marin, Founder, Metal Pros
Dawood Abdulsalam, Founder, Onstriit
Johan Van Hulle, Founder, Platsun
Hilary O’Neill, Founder, The Scenic Route 17
About IO Ignition
IO Ignition (previously known as the IO Pre-Accelerator) is a 10-week boot camp designed to help Ottawa’s entrepreneurs at the early stages of building a tech or tech-enabled startup to validate their ideas and solidify their business foundations.
IO Ignition is generously sponsored by Logan Katz, MDK Business Law and RBC. Invest Ottawa extends sincere thanks to these outstanding organizations for their consistent support of our entrepreneurial community.