UTE Startup Prize

By mmuise

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. Early-Stage
- 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

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.

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.
Application Steps:

For details on applicaiton process, please contact entrepreneurs@utoronto.ca.

Documentation Needed:

No specific documentation has been identified.

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.

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