No Fixed Amount
Type of Program:
The Synapse Competition is Ontario's premier life science pitch competition and is dedicated to fostering the commercialization of innovation in the life science sector. Delivered by Innovation Factory, in collaboration with the Synapse Consortium, this competition assists innovators, scientists and researchers to bring their ideas to market, increase revenues, leverage intellectual property, attract investment and create jobs.
Comments on Funding:
Innovator finalists receive training, mentorship, a $5,000 grant and a chance to pitch and compete for up to $50,000 in prizes.
When It Ends:
Closed for 2022
Next deadlines to be determined
Applicants must be:
The competition has 4 phases:
Applicants will complete a short application and finalists will be notified in December of their acceptance into the competition. Innovators and students will form teams at our Meet & Greet in January 2022.
Teams will submit a 10-15 page Commercialization Plan and a timeline to market in February, 2022.
Teams will attend training to develop and deliver a 5-minute investor pitch in March 2022.
The top-ranked teams will deliver a business pitch, competing for cash and in-kind services on March 23rd, 2022.
Applicants must submit:
Other Things to Note:
Applications are closed for the 2022 Synapse Pitch Competition.