September 18, 2019
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.
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.