INNOVATION Pioneers Competition


  • Proof of Innovative Tech: Startups must demonstrate a unique and groundbreaking technology or solution within their industry. This tech should offer substantial benefits, improvements or disruptions compared to existing solutions.
  • Measurable impact: Based on the three categories: This must include data on increased efficiency, reduced environmental impact (CLEAN), enhanced user experience (CREATE) or improved transportation, logistics and smart cities (MOVE).
  • Scalability: The startup must have a clear strategy for scaling their technology, business model and overall company growth. Judges will evaluate if the tech has potential to reach a broader audience or market.
  • Market Research: Startups should provide evidence of thorough market research, including target demographics, demand, and competitive analysis. This research should support the idea that there is a substantial market for their innovation.
  • Company Revenue: Start-ups should be broken into 2 categories to allow for the latest innovation, as well as feature more advanced startup technology, while also including the latest innovations, and allowing a more diverse background of startups:
    • Revenue up to 2.5million
    • Revenue 2.5-5million

How it works:

  • Submit your application form below by DEADLINE
  • 10 innovation startups will be selected, by our jury, to have an exhibit space at the Startup Lane on each zone (Clean, Create or Move) + other in-kind prizes.
  • Our jury is comprised of 2 Judges (Most likely VC’s experts in that designated zones)
  • Once the contest closes and if you’re selected, you will receive an email from our team with further steps to follow.


  • Winners featured in VTJ (or other media)
  • Winners featured on IW Website
  • Winners featured on IW Newsletter announcement and social media exposure
  • Social Media (LI) Badges for all Participants
  • Winners receive a Startup Booth: Value $5000 + listing on the Exhibitors page as an Enhanced Exhibitor
  • 1 VIP PASS
  • 3 Expo Passes
  • Opportunity to participate on the Pitch Stage Qualifier (winners get to pitch in front of live investors on the main stage at the Grizzly Pursuit)

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