TiEQuest 2011 seeking start-ups to compete for investments

Posted by Liam Britten

TiEQuest 2011 is now accepting applications for their competition, and if you are an entrepreneur with an early-stage company, you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to connect with venture capital and angel investors in Toronto.

TiEQuest, now in its sixth year, is a competition that gets start-ups and early-stage companies to pitch themselves before a panel of investors from the private equity and venture capital industry. Over $150,000 in prizes are up for grabs, as well as possibly $1 million in investment from the panel for the winning venture.

TiEQuest has been a stepping stone to big successes for several past winners. For example, 2007 entrant CognoVision was recently acquired by Intel after debuting at TiEQuest as nothing more than a concept. Last week, it was announced that 2007’s winner, Echologics Engineering, would be acquired by Mueller Water Products, Inc. for $8 million.

The deadline to apply for TiEQuest is January 31st. A $100 entry fee will be charged, which also gives the entered company membership in The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Toronto for a year. TiE Toronto provides access to mentorship, networking and other benefits for members, and is a great way to build publicity around a venture in the Golden Horseshoe.

For more information or to apply, click here.

Company:
CognoVision Solutions Inc.
Website:
http://www.cognovision.com
Location:
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 computers, our... more

Company:
TiE Toronto
Website:
http://www.tietoronto.org/
Location:
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 comprises of leading... more


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Liam Britten

Liam Britten

Liam Britten is a writer and editor with a journalism background operating out of Vancouver. In addition to his work at Techvibes, he has been published in student publications across Canada, as well as local newspapers such as The MapleRidge-Pitt Meadows TIMES and The Langley Advance. An aficionado for the finer things in life — such as video games and sports — Liam is plugged into the tech... more



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