Newcomer Founders in Tech Pitch Competition and Social

Social Innovation
22 Nov 2023

The Newcomer Founders Pitch Event, in partnership with Platform Calgary, is a pivotal part of the BIPOC and Rural Tech Founders event series. This series is dedicated to fostering greater access to the innovation sector by accelerating startup companies led by diverse founders. Our aim is to drive problem-solving, social impact, job creation, and economic growth in Alberta.

Successful applicants will receive 2 free pitch coaching sessions and pitch to a crowd of supporters on November 22nd at Platform Calgary for a chance to win cash prizes with first place receiving $3,000, second place receiving $2,000, third place receiving $1,000 and fourth to seventh place: $500.

The afternoon will also feature:

  • A resource fair
  • Networking opportunities
  • Refreshments


This event is part of Innovation Week!

Calgary’s tech sector is thriving and growing. From robots, drones and augmented reality to advances in agriculture, energy and health and wellness, there are companies in Calgary who are building cool things with technology.

Innovation Week is an opportunity to showcase the diversity and depth of what’s happening in innovation and technology in Calgary and celebrate the people and the ideas that are having an impact.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of Alberta’s innovation revolution

Interested in applying to the Newcomer Founders in Tech Pitch? Here is a reference document with application details including eligibility, the application process and a heads-up on the application questions.

Application deadline is November 9, 2023 at 10 a.m.