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TiEQuest 2016 is Here & is Now Accepting Applications

TiEQuest is an annual business venture competition for all North American startups that is 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.

TieQuest offers over $100,000 in prizes, extensive mentoring, network opportunities and multi-stage competition.

The top competitors receive a sponsored trip to TiECON in California! What makes TiEQuest different from any other competition is the mentoring expertise offered to the participating entrepreneurs.

TiEQuest contestants have gone on to raise Angel & Venture Capital financing worth over $40 million, grown their businesses significantly and have been acquired by leading international organizations.

The panel of judges of TiEQuest largely comprise of fund managers, angel investors and venture capitalists.

The contestants get an opportunity to present their ventures to professionals who can actually fund these businesses.

Various other benefits to contestants include:

  • Membership of TiE Toronto: TiE is a global organization comprising of 11,000 members with 61 chapters and is dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship (one-year membership for one team members, a $100 value)
  • Networking Opportunities with leading entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and senior business leaders
  • Recognition with investment, legal and accounting firms
  • Mentoring by leading business leaders to fine tune business plan and , seek advise and benefit from their contacts and experience
  • Association with a premier business venture competition in Canada
  • Opportunity to turn an innovative idea into a real business
  • Opportunity to practice the process of pitching new venture to investors

In addition, top teams receive:

  • Opportunity to speak at future TiE Toronto event
  • Opportunity for continued financing
  • Recognition with qualified entrepreneurs
  • Ability to source various business services from organizations sponsoring TiE
  • Invitation to the TiEQuest Awards Dinner

There is a $125 entry fee for a venture to participate in the competition, which also entitles the contestant to one regular membership for a period of one year in TiE Toronto.

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