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Three winning businesses share $50,000 Lions Lair prize money

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.”


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Innovation Factory is a business accelerator, dedicated to helping Ontario-based businesses launch, scale, and succeed. We provide start-ups, and scaling companies with advisory services, training, mentorship, and strategic connections to help bring disruptive technologies to market, leverage intellectual property, increase revenues, attract investment and create jobs. Serving as the catalyst for tech innovation in the greater Hamilton area since 2011 we are driven to help: Entrepreneurs bring new ideas to life and to market Small/Medium Enterprises (SMEs) get to the next level Hamilton build a dynamic culture and a community of innovation Innovation can happen anywhere. Our goal is to make it work everywhere. We work to elevate key industry sectors including, advanced manufacturing, clean tech, information technology, integrated mobility, life sciences & health care and social innovations.

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