Pitch Contest

Candidates must sign-up for Katalysis in order to enter the pitch contest. Every participant is awarded a free admission ticket for the cocktail held aboard the Orford Express to meet with the region’s business community.

First round : September 12, beginning at 1 PM.

Final round : September 13, during Katalysis 2018

Details will be announced shortly. Participants already signed-in will receive news trough email. Keep informed on our social media pages.

*All participants are eligible for more than one prize.

Here’s your chance to pitch before an audience of entrepreneurs, coaches and seasoned investors !

To apply : confirm your interest when you sign-up for the event and get a chance to win one of 4 prizes :


1 k$ Ambassador’s award given to the most inspiring project or entrepreneur.


3 k$ Katalysis award given to the entrepreneur who’s project presents the most promising commercial potential and value.


5 k$ Incubator’s award, proudly presented by La Main and Startup Quebec, given to the entrepreneur who’s international development potential and vision sets ahead of the pack. The award is dedicated to develop and expand business in New-England.

Coup de cœur la MAIN

20 k$ worth of coaching (100 h) with one of La Main’s incubator teams.

as well as one of the following honourable mentions :

La Ruche Estrie distinction : a turnkey La Ruche campaign

Femmessor Estrie distinction : a 1 k$ cash-award

Front Row Ventures distinction : Access to a round of pitches at Front Row Ventures,

Canada’s #1 student-operated investment fund specialized in ventures capital, based in Montreal,

Sherbrooke and Quebec city

People’s choice distinction


Get aboard the Startup Train !

Have dinner and do some networking while having a great time aboard the Orford Express on a round-trip from Sherbrooke to Magog. Along with motivated investors, meet some of our regions’ decision makers, here to support startups as well as a railway project connecting Montreal-Sherbrooke-Boston. This event is made possible with the support of BCF business law, as well as ASEQ Student Insurance.

Departure : Marché de la gare de Sherbrooke – 5 PM
Arrival : Marché de la gare de Sherbrooke – 7h30 PM

Fare includes the meal served aboard (beverages not included) : 

Free of charge to all Katalysis 2018 Pitch Contest participants
Students 25 $ / Regular 75 $

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