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LiONS LAIR is a prestigious annual pitch competition for startups in Hamilton and Halton, brough to you by Innovation Factory. The event fosters innovation by offering startups training, mentorship, networking opportunities, and the chance to win cash prizes. The top 10 participants from the Founders Fast Track program will be invited to participate in LiONS LAIR. 

Finalists receive valuable pitch training and mentorship from expert advisors and go on to pitch at the LiONS LAIR gala, in front of an audience of over 300 attendees. 

To learn more and participate in the next LiONS LAIR competition, be sure to apply to the Founders Fast Track program.

Learn more about LiONS LAIR



Quick Facts

  • Competition established in 2012
  • Pitch competition for cash prizes
  • Awarded more than $1 million in prizes
  • 10 companies selected from Founders Fast Track program
  • Pitch training, mentorship and networking
  • Finalists pitch at 300+ person gala event
  • Gala attended by business and innovation community
  • Free to participate in the competition