TiE QUEST 2014 -Business Venture Competition- early-April 2015 – Toronto, ON – Canada

Competition date(s): Early-April 2015

Submission deadline: January 31, 2015 at 11:59 EDT

TiEQuest is an annual business venture competition held in Toronto to encourage entrepreneurship, engage emerging entrepreneurial talent and to create an ecosystem of entrepreneurship. The mission of TiEQuest is to connect entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts with the private equity and venture capital industry. Many aspiring entrepreneurs today don’t know where to start. TiEQuest provides them with the tools to develop a promising business venture, and a competition judged by venture capitalists to give them a forum and a link to the experts in the industry.

Plan Submission Date:

Exact Dates for TiEQuest 2015 in Toronto
Stage                           Due Date
1. Launch Event November 18, 2014
2. Entry Deadline – Intention to Participate, along with $100 entry fee Jan 31, 2015 (11:59PM; EDT)
3. Project Profiles Due Feb 04, 2015
4. Mentoring Workshop (Online or in-person) Feb 25, 2015
5. Elevator Pitch (Online or in-person) Mar 07, 2015

7. Investor Deck Submissions – Live Presentations (in-person ONLY) Mar 28, 2015
9. TiEQuest Finals (in-person ONLY) along with Awards Gala (same day) early-Apr, 2015

1st Prize:
1. TiEQuest Winner Prize

$50,000 in cash
$30,000 of in-kind services from various sponsors allocated as follows:
$10,000 worth of services from MaRS. The services will include (a) Advisory Services, (b) Market Intelligence through partnerships with premium providers and (c) Conference facilities in the MaRS Collaboration Centre for 10 business days within a six-month period of time.
$5,000 of legal services from Ridout & Maybee LLP
$5,000 of advisory, tax and accounting services from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
$1,000 worth of legal services at 50% posted rates from Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Website: http://www.tiequest.org/

Contact Person: Karl Miranda at admin@tietoronto.org

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