Money & Business


Enter the Business Venture Competition!

 TiEQuest 2015 is now accepting applicants! 

  • Over $100,000 in prizes and an opportunity to win up to $1,000,000 investment from sponsoring funds
  • Mentoring to all contestants from successful entrepreneurs and business leaders
  • Opportunity to present to, network with and be judged by fund managers, angel investors and venture capitalists
  • Multi-stage competition which encourages contestants to challenge their business model and success factors

Entry Deadline: January 31, 2015 @ 11:55 p.m. EST 

Enter the competition HERE. 

Competition is open to all in Canada and USA only.

Previous Successes:

TiEQuest contestants have gone on to raise Angel & Venture Capital financing worth over $40 million, grown their businesses, and have been acquired. TiEQuest has over 25 success stories.

Both our prior years’ winners, Rna Diagnostics (2011) and Simple Systems (2012) have each raised $2 million in funding since their participation in the competition. Also, our last few years’ winners -Unhaggle and Seamless MD – have seen their venture expand significantly since winning the competition.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The competition is based in Toronto and is open to all existing and aspiring entrepreneurs based in Canada and USA only.
  • The competition is open to all types of entities (corporation, partnership, proprietorship, etc.) established by between 1 and 5 entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs.
  • Contesting entrepreneurs may not be directors or officers of TiE, or family members of competition organizers or judges.
  • Contesting entrepreneurs may not be members of more than one entity entering the competition; each entity may only make one submission.
  • Submission must be the entrepreneur’s original idea – proof of origination should be available.
  • The business idea may be new or already implemented. Business incorporation documents will have to be provided during the course of the competition.
  • Total third-party funding raised in the business as of date of entry should not exceed $2,000,000.
  • The contestants must have developed the business venture themselves and be serious about seeing the business venture through to reality.

Please visit HERE for further details. 



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