Ideation Lab Pitch Competition

May 1st, 2024
6:00PM – 8:00PM EST
@ Online via Zoom

$5,000 in cash prizes!

Join us from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on May 1st, 2024, for the Ideation Lab Pitch Competition!

ICUBE at UTM is proud to celebrate stellar innovation from an incredible array of diverse founders within our student, alumni, and regional community. We are also excited to honour the work of many founders through the Ideation Lab across other sectors at this dynamic competition. Be sure to join us virtually to see examples of how the pitching process works and understand what to expect from investors and interested parties. And don’t forget that you can cast your vote and make a difference by helping to determine the People’s Choice recognitions for the evening


Eligibility Criteria

  • Member of the Winter 2024 Ideation Lab
  • Successfully completed all online sessions as part of the program requirement
  • Completed Market Research Assignment (or will have done so by April 1st)

Judging Criteria

The panel of judges will be looking for the venture’s:

  • Opportunity: A clearly identified problem and articulated and compelling value proposition
  • Viability and impact: Demonstrated traction, market opportunity and knowledge
  • Growth potential: Sustainable and scalable idea
  • Innovation: Intellectual property and/or strong competitive differentiation
  • Talent: A strong team
  • Communication skills: An effective and persuasive overall application and pitch presentation


  • $3,000 –  First Place
  • $1,500 –  Second Place
  • $500 — People’s Choice Award

Ideation Innovathon Pitch Application Form

Full Name(Required)
Eligibility - Check all that apply(Required)
Legal Structure(Required)
Further outline what the most meaningful takeaway was from each section that you completed and attended. (This should be completed in full sentences, but can be a brief response)
Mailing Address
Is your venture a social enterprise?(Required)
Advice on how to complete your slide deck can be found at Please ensure that your recording does not exceed four minutes. Any platform you choose to film the recording may be accepted (e.g. ZOOM, MS Teams, etc), so long as we can access and download the uploaded file.

Indigenous business training program created by RedBird Circle Inc. in partnership with UofT Libraries, ICUBE UTM and The Bridge at UTSC

An experiential learning program that follows the school 3 semesters schedule, for anyone with a great idea who wants to make it happen.

A boutique-style remote program to support your business development and help you grow through one-on-one support. This program is open all year.

A student-led creative studio with intends to serve the prototyping and design needs of our ventures and small businesses in our community.

This 2-day retreat is designed to help you reflect on your journey, what drives you, all the hats you wear and what is next for you and your social enterprise.