ORIGINAL ARTICLE, The Hamilton Spectator, Ritika Dubey, October 3, 2022
This year, startup businesses went big at the annual Lions Lair pitch competition.
Three businesses — Boardball Inc., Llif Healthcare, and Chirp — shared nearly $50,000 in prize money during the wed event.
Returning to an in-person event after two years, the 12th annual Lions Lair awards gala (presented by Innovation Factory) drew over 300 attendees from Hamilton’s business and innovation community at Carmen’s Banquet Centre.
The competition had 16 finalists, pitching their business ventures to a panel of Hamilton’s top business experts and potential investors. Think Shark Tank, but local.
David Carter, executive director of Innovation Factory told The Spectator, the gala on wed was the result of three months of training, and “lots of sessions, pitches and presentations.”