Startup Hub at Elevate Festival 2022

Elevate Festival 2022 facilitated an opportunity for you to build your community, pitch your business, gain brand exposure, and connect with Canada’s top investors.

Elevate CEO and co-founder talking to audience

Startups Came Together at Elevate Festival 2022

Community achieved! Elevate Festival 2022 was able to unite startup founders and entrepreneurs who are leading the pack in Canada’s booming tech and innovation sector. At Elevate Festival 2022, startups had 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 their business with a winning pitch. This was a chance to get a leg up! If you’re an ecommerce startup with an impact-driven product or service, take your business to the next level with Elevate’s fully-funded eCommerce North accelerator program.

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 to Apply for 1:1 Investor Meetings


You are (1) fundraising or (2) preparing to raise funds within the next 6 - 12 months.


Your company has achieved reasonable traction over the past 12 months.


You and your team have been 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