For Startups2018-10-05T09:14:06-04:00


As a founder or C-level executive at a startup, we know how valuable your time is. Attending a tech festival is a serious commitment; it requires a significant amount of planning, time, and money. It’s also one of the fastest ways to boost your career, stay up to date in the tech world, and make connections that can fuel your company’s growth.

To save you some time, we’ve put together a list of top reasons to attend Elevate 2018.


Get Customers In Our Corporate Buyer Zone

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Revenue is the lifeblood of a company. Getting investors is one way, but getting customers is equally, if not more important. The Corporate Buyer Zone at Elevate connects startups with key decision makers from Corporate Canada. Find out what solutions and technologies corporate buyers are looking for, learn how to partner with individual companies, and hear behind the scenes stories of successful partnerships, mergers and acquisitions.




Elevate will bring together Canada’s top startup companies together with top tier investors from Boston, Silicon Valley, New York and across Canada for curated 1:1 meetings. This is the time for investors to come together.



If intimate, curated meetings aren’t your cup of tea, how about pitching your AI startup to 6,000 people? This year, ElevateR Pitch: AI Edition will have more than $1m in funding available to select finalists. 

Find Talent

On Thursday September 27th, explore Toronto’s thriving tech ecosystem through a mix of programming, behind the scenes tours and open houses. Elevate Talent matches supply with demand by enabling thousands of students, young professional, tech experts, and newcomers to explore startups, not-for-profits and innovative companies within the tech and innovation community.

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Learn from the Best

Every startup should have a vision for the future of their business; to realize that vision they have to scale up. Don’t miss Elevate ScaleUp on Wednesday, September 26 to hear from industry leaders who have faced challenges head on and have the scars to prove it. 

Make meaningful connections

During Elevate, we bring everyone to the table. If there is an investor you want to meet, a customer you want to close, or an idea you want to capture, they are all in the room. They’re a handshake away, it’s up to you to make it happen.

We believe real connections are made after sunset.

Join our Mission

Elevate is for the community, by the community. Everything from the programming on stage, to the AV equipment at the Sony Centre, to the judging of ElevateR Pitch, is crowdsourced from our incredible community. We’re all working towards the same mission, and can’t wait to bring you along for the ride.

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