Region

US & Canada

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Regional Event Date

September 18, 2019

Event Location

Toronto, Canada

Regional Finalists

Financial Inclusion

Financial Inclusion

Income Growth & Job Creation

Income Growth & Job Creation

Skills Development & Opportunity Matching

Skills Development & Opportunity Matching

Technology Access

Technology Access
US & Canada

Regional Challenge

Collaborating with MaRS Discovery District

MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, North America’s largest urban innovation hub, helps innovators change the world. MaRS supports promising ventures tackling key challenges in the health, cleantech, fintech and enterprise sectors as they start, grow and scale. The MaRS community fosters cross-disciplinary collaboration to drive breakthrough discoveries and new solutions to be adopted in Canada and beyond. MaRS’ role as the 2019 IIC US & Canada Collaborator is reflective of their commitment to delivering societal impact at scale.

The Prize

Three US & Canada Finalists are selected in each of the four IIC categories. The twelve Finalists travel to Toronto, Canada for the IIC US & Canada Celebration, where they pitch their solutions to an audience of entrepreneurs, investors, executives, and academics. Four Winners are chosen live at the event and each receive $20,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to MIT, where they vie to win the $250,000 Global Grand Prize in their category. The remaining eight Finalists are awarded $5,000 each.

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Regional Winners

8

Regional Finalists

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Awarded

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Regional Winners

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Regional Finalists

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Awarded

The Event

MaRS Discovery District will host the IIC US & Canada Celebration, featuring leading speakers from the local and regional ecosystem, at the MaRS Centre (Auditorium) in Toronto, Ontario on September 18, 2019.

Selection Panel Members

Judges

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Serge Bourassa
Rob Owen
Heather Crosbie
Dinaro Ly
Ishita Jain
Lara Metcalf
Allan Tate
Sasha Hobbs
Sarah Rende
Bob Sopko
Michael Simpson
Thomas Carey
Canice Wu
Nichole Jordan
Jonathan Sheena
Mark Lee
Carmen Tsang
Clint Taylor