Compete to win $150k in the TiEQuest 2012 Business Venture Competition

by Rob Lewis | Startups

TiE is the world’s largest not-for-profit organization promoting entrepreneurship and their TiEQuest 2012 Business Venture Competition launched last month.

The multi-stage competition offers mentorship, networking opportunities with angels & VC's, $150,000 in prizes, and the potential to raise up to $1 Million of funding.

TiEQuest 2012's Chair, Haroon Mirza, was a TiEQuest contestant in 2007. His company, CognoVision, finished as a semi-finalist in the competition, went on to be named Canada's 2009 Innovation Leader by the Canadian Innovation Exchange and was acquired by Intel in 2010 for $30 Million.

While the competition is based in Toronto, it is open to entrepreneurs across North America. The deadline to enter is January 31, 2012 at 11:55pm.

CognoVision Solutions Inc.
Markham, Ontario, Canada

CognoVision is a provider of real-time audience measurement and retail intelligence solutions for retailers & the out-of-home advertising industry. We serve retailers, advertisers, digital signage networks, media planners, and market research companies. Our solutions help companies measure the effectiveness of in-store marketing and understand shopper behavior. Using small camera sensors and... more

TiE Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

TiE, The Indus Entrepreneurs, is the world’s largest not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals, dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship. Founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley, TiE today has over 16,000 members across 53 chapters in 15 countries. TiE Toronto is a chapter of TiE Global, and has 55 Charter Members and over 300 regular members. TiE Toronto Charter Membership... more

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