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Startup Hub

Build your community, pitch your business, gain brand exposure, and connect with Canada’s top investors.

Elevate CEO and co-founder talking to audience

Get Noticed at Elevate Festival

Join a growing community of startup founders and entrepreneurs who are leading the pack in Canada’s booming tech and innovation sector. At Elevate Festival, you’ll get the chance to connect with fellow founders, book 1:1 meetings with investors and VCs, experience the highlights of festival, gain brand exposure, and showcase your business with a winning pitch. This is your chance to get a leg up!

Perks of the Startup Pass

Pitch your business, network with other startups, meet with some of Canada’s top investors, and more! Here’s why you should get a Startup Pass:

Full Access to Elevate Festival
Visit the NFT Art Gallery, enjoy access to the Block Party, join a Masterclass or be inspired by over 10 content tracks to keep you in the know on tech and innovation.
Pitch your Business
Startups will have the ability to apply to be spotlighted in Elevate Festival’s ElevateR pitch competition. More details on this coming soon.
Gain exposure
Build brand awareness across Elevate’s activations within Canada’s innovation ecosystem and at Toronto's only arts and tech festival.
Access to investors
Get connected to investors in structured 1:1 meetings. You can meet up to 6 investors. (this is based on investor opt-in).
Meet like-minded innovators solving important problems in their sectors.

Eligibility criteria for Startups who want to apply for 1:1 investor meetings


You must be (1) Fundraising or (2) Preparing to raise funds within the next 6 - 12 months


Your company must have been generating revenue for at least 12 months prior to your application


You and your team must be working full time on your startup

How to apply for 1:1 meetings with investors

After you purchase your pass, you will receive an email with an application form

Complete the form