HumberLaunch collaborated with ONE Network partners in Peel Region to award a share of $60,000 to eight startups with the goal of advancing entrepreneurship and innovation in the western GTA. Over 160 applications were reviewed for four categories, with 14 finalists selected to pitch in front of a panel of esteemed judges.

In addition to funding, the eight winners and runner-ups will have access to mentorship and additional resources and support from the Peel Region ONE Network.

The winners were:

Best Innovation for Tech Business

Winner: ParticipAid

Runner-up: Dash MD

Best Innovation for Small Business

Winner: Oneiric

Runner-up: BridesMade

Best Disruptive Innovation

Winner: Medella Health

Runner-up: InstecBio

Best “Investment Ready” Company

Winner: Suncayr 

Runner-up: U-Dimensions

Audience members also had the opportunity to vote for their favourite pitch. Dash MD was crowned first place for the Audience Choice Award and awarded $10,000, while Oneiric was named runner-up and received $2,500.

UYBI is a collaboration between HumberLaunch and the One Network of Entrepreneurs that aims to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the Greater Toronto Area.  For more information about UYBI please visit: riccentre.ca/uybipitch/  

HumberLaunch is Humber College’s destination for entrepreneurship.  Through mentorship, education and competitions, it looks to support early-stage startups to launch and grow their business. For more information about HumberLaunch visit humber.ca/humberlaunch or contact Bram Cherun at 416.675.6622 ext. 79250.