Do you dare enter the lair?

LiON'S LAIR is Hamilton's leading pitch competition that brings together innovation and entrepreneurship.

Top Prizing

Finalists prepare their pitches in the summer then present in front of our business experts, "The Lions", for a chance to win CASH prizes!

Finalists

The competition gives ten up-and-coming entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business to a panel of Hamilton’s top business experts.

LiON'S LAIR Gala

The LiON'S LAIR competition culminates in a fall gala, where the winner is announced live. This highly-anticipated event brings together Hamilton's innovation and entrepreneurship community.

Thank you to our 2019 partners for their generous support!

PRESENTING PARTNERS

PILLAR OF BUSINESS  PARTNERS

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

EVENT & MEDIA PARTNERS

Meet our 2019 Winners

IRIS

Grand Prize: $35,000

IRIS technology enables cities to conduct real-time monitoring of road conditions using AI-enabled dash cams installed on city buses, garbage trucks and other ubiquitous city assets, saving taxpayers two-thirds of the cost of manual patrols employed by cities today.

ARCH

Second prize: $25,000

ARCH is a shared-equity housing program providing up to 100% of the down payment for first time home buyers helping them realize their dream of home ownership.

BTXpen

Third Prize: $10,000

The BTXpen is the only dial-a-dose medication syringe in the world that can be filled by the user, it is a complete solution for providing safer, simpler injections.

Engagement Agents

Peoples Choice Award: $2500; and Hamilton Award: $2500

Engagement Agents helps retailers engage their shopping centers’ digital and physical marketing channels, which they pay significantly for via their lease agreements, to drive impressions, traffic and sales to their stores and ecommerce channels while also saving them tremendous amounts of time, money and resources!

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McMaster Innovation Park
B21 - 175 Longwood Road South
Hamilton, ON Canada
L8P 0A1

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