The Greenlid and Lotus Leaf Tech take home “Best Business Idea” and “Best Pitch” at Innovation Factory’s First Innovation Night at McMaster University
Competition provides entrepreneurs and innovators with the opportunity to pitch their idea to the Hamilton community
Hamilton, ON (March 6, 2014) – On March 5 over 130 people gathered at TwelvEighty Pub at McMaster University to hear 12 innovators pitch their business ideas at Innovation Night.
Co-hosted by Innovation Factory, the McMaster Entrepreneurship Association, the McMaster Social Innovation Lab and the McMaster Engineering & Management Society, Innovation Night brought together students, innovators and business professionals from the community.
As Hamilton’s key event for innovators and entrepreneurs to develop their ideas and practice and perfect their pitch, attendees enjoyed an evening of presentations, networking and light refreshments.
“Innovation Night is a great way to learn about new and interesting ideas,” stated David Carter, Executive Director at Innovation Factory. “Participation from the entire community is important as the audience ultimatley chooses the winners.”
The prize for “Best Pitch” was awarded to Lotus Leaf Tech for their hydrophobic toilet seat that will actively repel liquids, and keep a seat dry. The Greenlid was voted as having the “Best Business Idea,“ for their compostable organic waste container that requires no bag liners or cleaning.
This is the first time the event has been held at McMaster University.
“We were thrilled by the number of students that pitched their ideas as well as those who were in attendance tonight,” stated Carter. “We’re always looking for better ways to engage with student entrepreneurs and holding the event at McMaster was a great way for us to showcase our resources to this important demographic.”
Other presenters included: BookAMeeting.com, SportBuddy, McMaster Institute of Music and The Mind, Tooth Colour, The Greenlid, Roboteurs, Fitness Test, Rota Novus, Smart Garden, Sales Best Practice, and Go Wrench Auto.”
About Innovation Factory
Innovation Factory is the Regional Innovation Centre for Hamilton in the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, leveraging funding and support from all three levels of government and the city’s top private sector and institutional partners. Our goal is to stimulate economic activity in this city by helping Hamilton businesses embrace the principles of innovation.
A member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE), we are focused on strengthening Hamilton’s next generation of job generators. innovationfactory.ca
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