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TiEQuest 2014 is Here & is Now Accepting Applications

TiEQuest is an annual business venture competition held in Toronto to encourage entrepreneurship, engage emerging entrepreneurial talent and to create an ecosystem of entrepreneurship. The mission of TiEQuest is to connect entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts with the private equity and venture capital industry.

TiEQuest Sponsoring firms, offer an “Expression of Interest” for investment of up to $1,000,000 to top teams.The top teams receive substantial prizes in cash as well as professional services(In-Kind). The total value of all prizes exceed $150,000.
What makes TiEQuest different from any other competition is the mentoring expertise offered to the participating entrepreneurs.

The panel of judges of TiEQuest largely comprise of angel investors, venture capitalists and fund managers.

The contestants get an opportunity to present their ventures to professionals who can actually fund these businesses.

Various other benefits to contestants include:

• Membership of TiE Toronto: TiE is a global organization comprising of 11,000 members with 60 chapters and is dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship (one-year membership for one team members, a $100 value)
• Networking Opportunities with leading entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and senior business leaders
• Recognition with investment, legal and accounting firms
• Opportunity to practice the process of pitching new venture to investors
• Opportunity to turn an innovative idea into real business

For more details on prizes and eligibility please click HERE.

Previous contestants of TiEQuest have included existing and emerging entrepreneurs, patent holders and/or applicants, university students and alumni.The contestants came from 51 different cities from all over North America. In continuation of this tradition TiEQuest will be looking for pragmatic ventures which have the potential to grow into profitable businesses.

There is a $100 entry fee for a venture to participate in the competition, which also entitles the contestant to one regular membership for a period of one year in TiE Toronto.

For more information, please click HERE.