Second Momentum Technology Start-Up Pitch Competition

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Please note that this is the historical webpage for the May 2021 cleanTech pitch competition.

Are you a technology start-up in Canada targeting the clean technology (CleanTech) sector? 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 a CleanTech 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)


[ Read more about the results of the first Momentum competition held October 2020 ]

Competition MC and Judges

(MC) Grant Lawrence, President/Co-President- Valhalla Angels
Benton Leong, GP and Investor- Arch Angels Fund
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
Pam Banks, Executive Director – RIC Centre
Danielle Graham, Venture Partner – Arch Angels Fund


OKR Financial operates a fimily of private funds since 2015 that provides non-dilutive financing solutions to Canadian SMEs by leveraging Federal and Provincial SR&ED tax credits and government funded programs. They provide the pathway to equity financing when companies are ready to scale-up.

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.