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STARTUP GLOBAL Pitch Competition

April 11, 2022


Pitch Application Criteria

We’re excited to bring back our Startup Global Pitch Competition to help you grow your business for the world. Check out what you can expect from this year’s competition.

For 2022, pitch competition applications will be open solely to startups (businesses with less than $1,000,000 in revenue or have no current sales as of February 1, 2022) and that have business/operations in Canada.

Adjudication Criteria

Applications will be assessed with the following guidelines: Target market, objective, solution, leadership, traction (if any), competition and ability to go global.

Pitch Applications

Open from February 1st 2022 – April 11th 2022. We will have an internal adjudication in April to select the Top 100 Semi-Finalists.

UPS People’s Choice Award

In September, the public will vote for one candidate from the Top 100 who will automatically win $5,000 in cash, plus a spot at the Grand Finale.


Win from an overall cash prize pool of $75,000 to help grow your business. Find the complete breakdown of and guidelines for this year’s prizes in the FAQ/portal.

Exclusive in-kind support

The Top 100 Semi-Finalists will be given exclusive in-kind support from our partners and sponsors to help with professional development, such as insightful advisory circles and practical pitch bootcamps. Semi-Finalists will also get exclusive access to a private Mentorly page featuring mentors from a range of industries and backgrounds, all aimed at helping the finalists get ready for the Pitch Competition as well as helping with their export readiness.