Momentum Technology Start-Up Pitch Competition

Please note that this is the historical webpage for the 2020 pitch competition. If you are looking for the current competition, the webpage for the 2021 CleanTech competition is here.

Are you a technology start-up in Canada targeting the advanced manufacturing, energy, and mining sectors? We are a group of start-up angel investors, venture capitalists, and start-up advisors who are interested in hearing your pitch!

Target companies

You should apply if:

  • You are a Canadian incorporated start-up with a minimum-viable product
  • You have preliminary market traction in an advanced manufacturing, energy, or mining sector, and the addressable market for your product/service is at least $100M in size (preference towards B2B businesses)
  • You have a demonstrable technology moat (preference towards those with patentable technologies)



Benton Leong, GP and Investor- Arch Angels Fund
Kevin Madill, Investment Director – MaRS IAF
Peyvand Melati, Chief Executive Officer – MID
Ehsan Mirdamadi, Angel Investor and Tech Entrepreneur – NuBinary
Brian Hunter, President – NorthSpring Capital Partners
Manny Kalia, Business Development and Commercialization Manager – Ontario Centers of Excellence
Danielle Graham, Principal – Sandpiper Ventures
Stephen Gravel – Centre for Smart Mining at Cambrian College


InBay-Invest North Bay Development Corporation is an organization dedicated to assist in growing the City’s economy. Local business leaders and the Municipality work together creating opportunity through partnerships to facilitate new business attraction and support to the start-up ecosystem.

Founded in 1981, Micro Interface Design (MID) is a R&D, engineering, and manufacturing company that has acted as a business incubator for several innovative technologies in the past four decades. MID leverages its multi-disciplinary engineering capacity, collaboration with academia, access to venture capitalists, and international business network to bring their innovations to market. They have successfully developed and commercialized technologies in various industries including Med-tech, Information Technologies, Clean-tech, Plastics, and Prop-tech. MID’s portfolio of industrial and medical devices are being sold in over 35 countries around the world.

NorthBridge Consultants is an expert government funding assistance firm with a 28-year track record helping small-to-medium enterprise secure funding to grow their businesses. NorthBridge is part of the North Group of Companies which also includes NorthSpring Capital Partners.

NuBinary is a Fractional CTO and Tech Startup Advisory consulting firm, enabling companies to successfully create innovative technology products. We do this by assisting companies to speed up market delivery of innovative products through a consistent, repeatable and tested framework.