Applications to Canada FinTech Forum pitch contest extended by a week


Applications to pitch at the Canada FinTech Forum at the Palais des congrès in Montreal October 10-11,2017 have been extended a week past the original July 31st deadline.

The Canada FinTech Forum is an annual gathering organized by Finance Montréal whose primary objective is to identify and develop business opportunities for the global financial services and information technology industries. The Canada FinTech Forum also seeks to discover new talents, facilitate networking, raise interest towards new IT trends applied to finance and promote Canada’s financial technology expertise.

The 2017 edition of the Canada FinTech Forum will be presented under the Honorary Presidency of Mr. Michael Denham, President and Chief Executive Officer of BDC. Also, for the first time, there will be a live hologram presentaiton by Peter Diamandis, Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation.

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One of the most popular features of the forum is the Fintech startup pitch contest, which invites early-stage Canadian FinTech start-ups to come pitch their company in front of close to 1000 professionals from financial institutions, venture capital firms, technology providers.

Those accepted to the competition will get meetings with investors, coaching sessions for their pitch, VIP Access to the Canada FinTech Forum, feedback from FinTech executives, and a kiosk in the exhibitor hall. The winner will receive $7,000 and second place will receive $3,000. Startups accepted from outside of Montreal will also have their plane and hotel expenses reimbursed.

To be eligible, startups must be active within Canada, be less than three years old, and have a minimum viable product (MVP) or customer validation or traction.

Selection interviews will take place August 17th and selected startups will receive pitch coaching sessions and feedback during the month of September.

Click here to apply to pitch.

To attend the event for free, write to fintechforum@finance-montreal.com. In 100 words, write who you are and why you should be selected to attend the FinTech Forum.

Click here to register for the event.


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