Espresso is very excited to be an investment partner of ElevateR Pitch: AI Edition, an investment competition that will give sixteen promising Canadian Artificial Intelligence companies the chance to pitch for up to $1 million in investment from Espresso Capital, ScaleUP Ventures and other participating VCs (soon to be announced). The investment will be a mix of venture capital and venture debt.
Applications to be selected as one of 16 finalists are now open. Deadline is July 31, 2018. Interested companies should apply online. The 16 finalists will present to a panel of judges including Al Gore on the Elevate Tech Fest Main Stage on September 25, 2018.
To qualify, startups must be AI-related, have less than $10 million in revenue or funding, and be incorporated in Canada.
Elevate Tech Fest is a four-day tech and innovation festival taking place between September 24 – 27, 2018 in Toronto. Over 10,000 guests will experience 300 inspiring speakers, curated networking opportunities and twelve public- and private-content tracks.
Espresso will be hosting, for the second year in a row, one of the content tracks — Elevate SaaS on September 27 — led by some of the leading SaaS executives in North America. Save the date and stay tuned for the speaker and master classes line-up to be announced in August.