Join us and celebrate the 12th anniversary of LiONS LAIR pitch competition at an IN-PERSON gala event!

  • Network with the who’s-who in the Hamilton business and start-up communities
  • Watch the top innovators pitch LIVE on-stage to the Investor LiONS
  • Dinner, drinks, an after-party and more!

September 28 | Carmen’s Banquet Centre
1520 Stone Church Rd E, Hamilton, ON L8W 3P9

Celebrate the Innovation Community!

As the region’s premier pitch competition, LiONS LAIR brings together a community of innovators, business experts and industry leaders who directly impact and enable the game-changing innovation happening across sectors. Connect with the competition finalists, and discover how they amaze, inspire, and impact their respective industries.

Welcome Back to In-Person Networking

Along with the rest of the world, Innovation Factory and our partners creatively pivoted to a virtual format to ensure #HamOnt’s annual premier pitch competition continued. We are thrilled to welcome back the community and our finalists to a live, in-person gala event that will celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship by revealing our 2022 winners. We hope to see you there!

Check out a sneak peek of what to expect at the LiONS LAIR gala:

A Final Opportunity to Impress

Meet all 16 finalists, and hear from our top 8 innovators as they pitch their innovations. They have spent the season working with our expert advisors, attending workshops, training, and developing their pitches to impress our LiONS. Watch as they dare to impress and showcase their companies, vying for up to $50,000 in cash prizes, and a chance to claim the title of the 2022 LiONS LAIR Grand Prize Winner.

Get Your Tickets Today!

Join us as we welcome back our community for our region’s premier pitch competition. This year’s event will be held on September 28th at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton. Purchase options include individual tickets or tables of 6 or 8.

5 pm: Doors Open & Cocktail Networking
6 pm: Dinner
7 pm: Let the show begin!

To request an invoice or additional information or accommodations, please email [email protected]