Produced and hosted by John Siracusa
 

November 10th to 20th

MILLION DOLLAR STARTUP - Podcast series and $1M pitch contest

Presented by
Corporation Financière Power

Competition

After evaluating a large pool of applicants, our selection committee selected 20 startups for the Million Dollar Startup competition.

 

One of them will be the next Million Dollar Startup


 

Round 1 - Investment Committee

Meet the investment committee members

The investment committee met the 20 startups selected from the online applications and selected 10 of them to go to the next round.

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MAOR AMAR

MANAGING PARTNER
IMPRESSION VENTURES

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LAVIVA MAZHAR

INVESTMENT ASSOCIATE
LUGE CAPITAL

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RAMIN WRIGHT

INVESTMENT ASSOCIATE
LUGE CAPITAL

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ISABEL STEINHAUS

ASSOCIATE
NYCA PARTNERS

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ANDRE MASSE

ASSOCIATE
PORTAG3 VENTURES

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JAKE BEREC

ANALYST
FRAMEWORK VENTURE PARTNERS

Round 2 - Mentor madness

Meet the mentors

Our 6 mentors met with the 10 companies selected by the investment committee. Each mentor had to select 1 startup to help them prepare for the last 2 rounds. The 4 companies not selected by any mentor are eliminated at this round.

Rachel Carpenter

CEO
INTRINIO

Nicky Goulimis

CO-FOUNDER AND COO
NOVA CREDIT

Stuart Sopp

CEO
CURRENT

Rashmi Melgiri

CO-FOUNDER

Dan Rosen

CEO
d1g1t

Nathan Richardson

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
RED VENTURES

Round 3 - Principal Round

Meet the principals

5 principals from fintech focus VC firms met with the 6 startup who were mentored. They selected the 3 startups that moved to the final round.

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MELISSA GASSER

PRINCIPAL
PORTAG3 VENTURES

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STEPHANIE KHOO

PRINCIPAL
NYCA PARTNERS

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BYRON THOM

PRINCIPAL
FRAMEWORK VENTURE PARTNERS

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LAURA BOCK

PRINCIPAL
QED INVESTORS

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JILLIAN WILLIAMS

PRINCIPAL
ANTHEMIS

Round 4 - Final Round

Meet the judges

6 VC partners met with the 3 finalists to select which one will win the million dollar investment.

Stephanie Choo

Partner, Head of Investments, Portag3 Ventures

Peter Misek

Founding Partner, Framework Venture Partners

Hans Morris

Managing Partner, Nyca Partners

Nigel Morris

Co-founder & Managing Partner, QED Investors

David Nault

General Partner, Luge Capital

Benoit Girard

Senior Investment Director, Venture Capital, Investissement Québec

Judges investment firms