Tickets are now sold out for the 13th anniversary of the LiONS LAIR pitch competition!

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

September 27 | 5:00pm – 10:00pm

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


As the region’s premier pitch competition, LiONS LAIR brings together a community of innovators, entrepreneurs, 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.

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

A Final Opportunity to Impress

Meet all 10 finalists, and watch 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 showcase their companies, vying for up to $60,000 in cash prizes, and a chance to claim the title of the 2023 LiONS LAIR Grand Prize Winner.

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

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