June 13, 2023 10:00 - 12:00
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Start a Company in Photonics Pitch Competition

Pitch the next big photonics idea at this special session, taking place during Photonics North 2023.


  • Individuals planning to start a company in photonics in Canada, or
  • Pre-seed Canadian photonic start-ups trying to raise their first angel money outside family and friends


Wednesday June 7th to Friday June 9th


  • Must pre-register to pitch
  • Registration is free and open to conference attendees, non-conference attendees and general public
  • Must present the pitch in person
  • Prepare a 3-min pitch with or without a 2-page PowerPoint
  • Come, be yourself and show:
    • Your idea
    • Your passion
    • Your plan, and
    • Your dedication


  • Automatically become a member of the Photons Canada Founders Circle
  • Network with investors, service providers and fellow entrepreneurs
  • Eligible to apply for future Photons Canada coaching and mentorship programs for startups
  • Winner receives a $2,000 best pitch prize

Presented by :

Photons Canada

CPIC, the Canadian Photonic Industry Consortium is a business-led photonics exchange organization embracing the whole value chain from researchers to photonic companies and end-users. Its mandate is to network end-users, photonic industries, universities and institutions with the objective of accelerating the growth of the Canadian industry through photonics.

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Join the Canadian Photonic Industry Consortium to benefit many advantages by becoming a member today!