TUNE IN DAILY, SEPTEMBER 21 – 24, 2020 AT 4:00 PM TO 5:00 PM EDT

LiONS LAIR celebrates its 10th anniversary as Hamilton’s leading pitch competition that brings together innovation and entrepreneurship. This year’s event will take place as a virtual, bracket-style tournament.

Cheer on 16 up-and-coming entrepreneurs as they pitch their business to a panel of Hamilton’s top business experts and compete in head-to-head pitch showdowns, for a chance to win big prizes!


WATCH – VOTE – SHARE – CELEBRATE

Register here to watch this year’s finalists pitch head-to-head and vote for your favourites to move to the next round! Also, be sure to attend to the virtual LiONS LAIR After-Party and network with the finalists, winners, LiONS, and the amazing Hamilton business, innovation and entrepreneurship community!

WATCH

Register now and get ready to watch all the exciting rounds of the Pitch Madness Tournament. Download the printable bracket and set up your tournament predictions and follow along each night.


VOTE

Register your phone number to become a voting delegate and you can help decide who will advance to the the “Quarter-Finals” of the tournament and who will win the People’s Choice Prize. Only registered voting delegates will be able to vote for their favourite pitches.**


SHARE

Share the competition with your network for a chance to win a prize! Post your favourite highlights, who you are voting for and connect with our network on social by using #LiONSLAIR2020 and follow us @iF_HamOnt or @Innovation Factory Hamilton.


CELEBRATE

Join us for some fun networking with the finalists, winners, LiONS and the amazing Hamilton business, innovation and entrepreneurship community at the virtual, LiONS LAIR After-Party on September 24, 2020 from 5:00PM to 6:00PM EDT.

** Voting is restricted to Canadian/US 10-digit phone numbers.

** Individuals wishing to vote, must register and provide the mobile phone number to be used for voting. During voting, only mobile numbers provided in registration will be recorded as eligible votes. Only one (1) vote per mobile number, per competition match-up, in the allotted voting window, will be recorded as an eligible vote. Voting for the finalists to advance to the Quarter-Finals will take place during the event where their presentation is shown on Monday, September 21, 2020, from 4:00PM to 5:00PM EDT and Tuesday, September 21, 2020, from 4:00PM to 5:00PM EDT, respectively.

** Along with the Investor LiONS voting decisions, the audience votes will help determine which finalists advance from the “Round of 16” to the “Quarter-Finals”. The audience vote will be the equivalent of one (1) Investor LiON vote. Should a tie occur, the tie-breaker vote will be determined by the Pillar of Business Partner, Meridian Credit Union.

** Investor LiONS will determine which finalists advance from the “Quarter-Finals” to the “Semi-Finals” and the “Finals” as well as determine the winner of the grand prize.

** “People’s Choice” prize is determined by audience vote alone. Individuals wishing to vote for the People’s Choice prize, must register and provide the mobile phone number to be used for voting. During voting, only mobile numbers provided in registration will be recorded as eligible votes. Only one (1) vote per mobile number will be recorded as an eligible vote. All sixteen (16) finalists will be eligible and voting for this prize will take place on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, from 4:00PM to 5:00PM EDT.