University of Toronto Entrepreneurship – UTE Startup Prize


The University of Toronto Entrepreneurship (UTE) Startup Prize is an annual business pitch competition offering $60,000+ in prizes to recognize, reward, and accelerate the University of Toronto’s most innovative startups.

Comments on Funding:

Participants will compete to win a share of $60,000 prizes.


  • 1st Prize: $10,000
  • 2nd Prize: $5,000


  • 1st Prize: $25,000
  • 2nd Prize: $10,000

Lo Family Social Venture Fund

  • Impact Award: $10,000

Dongjun Wang Family True Blue Prize

  • People’s Choice: $3,000


Applicants must:

  • be from University of Toronto Entrepreneurship (UTE) community: At least one founder is a current full-time U of T student, post doc or a recent alumn from a full-time program (i.e., graduated no earlier than July 2020); and
  • have affiliations with a U of T Accelerator (strongly encouraged).

This is open to all faculties and sectors.

Applications Steps:

For details on applicaiton process, please contact

Other Things to Note:

Applications to the 2022 UTE Startup Prize are now closed. As part of U of T Entrepreneurship Week, the competition took place on March 7, 2022.

Program Contact:

UTE Startup Prize – University of Toronto Entrepreneurship


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