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Announcing Our 2022 Hi5 Finalists

Hey there, thanks for stopping by! We’re so excited to share more about our 5 fabulous finalists competing in this year’s Hi5 Pitch Competition.

But before we do, here’s the rundown of how it works: 5 high-potential clients are given 5 minutes each to pitch to 5 hand-selected judges for a winning prize of $5,000! This competition provides our most innovative start-ups with a fabulous opportunity to generate awareness, build the skills necessary to present in front of a broad audience and gain exposure to our broad ecosystem of industry partners. PLUS, attendees get to cast their vote for who wins the People’s Choice Award!

Now that you’re in the loop, below are this year’s finalists:

Classlete Inc.

Classlete (the word “Class” as in “school” and “lete” as in “athlete”) is a membership platform helping high school athletes across North America who struggle to balance school, sports & their social life and who are frustrated with not getting recognized for their on and off the field of play accomplishments.

We provide opportunities for members to connect with likeminded athletes with access to a marketplace of the best academic, athletic and social resources to help them balance it all, while offering a unique way to share their stats, GPA & volunteer hours on social media through custom Classlete Sports Cards/Posters.

Ecosystem Informatics Inc.

Ecosystem Informatics Inc (ESI) is a next generation air quality monitoring and management system. With their proprietary, nimble, and smart technology, ESI can provide air quality insights on a scale with their mobile platform. ESI helps cities and industries manage their carbon footprint, optimize operational efficiencies, and achieve their sustainability goals.

Pahk Solutions

Pahk Solutions provides a tech platform to communities which enables them to reduce their aggregate carbon footprint. This reduction will be achieved by helping individuals understand and manage their personal environmental impact. Pahk differentiates itself by making the process easy and engaging for users through an automatic carbon monitoring feature and a gamified user experience. 

Powered By ARC

Powered by ARC builds tools for Sports and eSports organizations to manage their club, conveners to manage their leagues & tournaments, coaches to manage their teams, and players to manage their career.


Stratosphere.io is Yahoo Finance on Steroids. By combining powerful institutional level research tools and data you won’t find anywhere else, Stratosphere.io is the best financial data platform on the internet.

Interested in this year’s lineup? Our highly-anticipated Hi5 Pitch Competition will be happening on November 24th at the Burlington Convention Centre. Get your ticket here.

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