Why Participate

The panel of judges of TiEQuest largely comprise of angel investors, venture capitalists and fund managers. The contestants get an opportunity to present their ventures to professionals who can actually fund these businesses. 


There is a $100 entry fee for a venture to participate in the competition, which also entitles the contestant to one regular membership for a period of one year in TiE Toronto.


The top teams receive substantial prizes in cash as well as professional services(In-Kind). Please see further details on prizes on the next page. Various other benefits to contestants include:

  • Membership of TiE Toronto: TiE is a global organization comprising of 11,000 members with 61 chapters and is dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship (one-year membership for one team members, a $100 value)
  • Networking Opportunities with leading entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and senior business leaders
  • Recognition with investment, legal and accounting firms
  • Mentoring by leading business leaders to fine tune business plan and , seek advise and benefit from their contacts and experience
  • Association with a premier business venture competition in Canada
  • Profile: The TiEQuest website will carry a brief profile of all contestants
  • Opportunity to practice the process of pitching new venture to investors
  • Opportunity to turn an innovative idea into real business


In addition, winners receive:

  • Opportunity to speak at future TiE Toronto events
  • Opportunity for continued financing
  • Recognition with qualified entrepreneurs
  • Ability to source various business services from organizations sponsoring TiE
  • Invitation to the TiEQuest Awards Dinner