AI Startup Battle

Showcasing Canada's Best Early stage AI Startups

AI Toronto is looking for post-seed to early stage startups to pitch their business at the AI Toronto Startup Battle. Successful Startups are chosen by a panel of expert judges and mentors to participate in the largest B2B AI event in Canada.

1-to-1 meetings with mentors and Investors
Booth Showcase at AI Toronto 2019
Pitch to an audience of AI end users, executives, and investors.


5-minute pitch in front of an audience of AI end users

1-to-1 mentorship meetings (with Angel Investors, entrepreneurs, enterprise execs)

Feedback and Q&A with our panel of judges

4 All-Access Passes for your team


Meet our panel of experts:

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Jeff Dennis

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Tariq Haddadin

Program Manager
Techstars Toronto
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Catherine Chen

Founder & CEO
IG Liaison Strategy & Business Consulting
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Joseph Kurian

Sr Advisor - Digital Technology Investments, Manager - Advanced Technology
Province of Ontario, Economic Development/Innovation
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Helen Kontozopoulos

University of Toronto Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab
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Tamar Huggins

Tech Spark

Hosted By

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Jessica Galang

News Editor


April 13 – May 18Application Period
May 19 –May 31Judging Period
June 1Top 5 startups are notified and begin to prepare their pitch.
June 12Conference Day 1: 1-to-1 meetings between startups and mentors
June 13Conference Day 2: AI Startup Battle (3:30PM)


Incorporated Companies with an AI-Driven Product/Software/Service

Post-seed to Early stage startups

Must have minimum viable product on the market

Less than 6 team members

(Not applicable to your business? There are still opportunities to speak to our audience as a sponsor.)

Application period has closed. You can still apply next year! Register to attend AI Toronto on June 12-13 if you'd like to attend the startup battle.