VenCorps awards $25K in Top of Toronto startup challenge

If you're a tech startup in Southwestern Ontario, it's not too late to enter VenCorp's ‘Top of Toronto’ start-up challenge.

The Top of Toronto challenge gives early stage tech companies in Ontario an opportunity to showcase their products/services in order to attract community member votes. The winner, as chosen by the community, will receive a $25,000 equity investment. VenCorps will take a 5% equity position in the winner and allow them to leverage the VenCorps community to facilitate rapid growth.

Click here to submit your startup for funding.

Voting begins February 15th and you're invited to help rate the startups to help pick the finalists. The 9 finalists will be announced on March 15th.  Final phase voting will begin on March 15th with the winner being announced on March 31st.

Top of Toronto is one of eight challenges VenCorps plans to pursue in 2011, with future challenges focusing on: mobile software, mass collaboration and women lead startups.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

VenCorps is pioneering a new venture model. The goal is the same—attract, screen, and grow venture investments for high returns—but the approach is profoundly different. The classic model is offline, closed, and managed by a handful of experts. VenCorps is an open, collaborative ecosystem, like social networks, wikis, and innovation markets, enabling far more efficient allocation of resources. more

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