Prizes and Winners

Thank you for checking out the first virtual showcase!  Now it is time for the best part, let's find out who won!

Thanks to the support of our partners, this year we are giving away over $100,000 in cash and in-kind prizes to support the continued growth and commercialization of some of Ontario's brightest life science innovators!

There are two prize presentations so make sure you scroll through to watch them both!

SYNAPSE COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

Following a three-month program designed to assist innovators, scientists, and entrepreneurs to attract investment and bring their ideas to market, creating jobs and revenue, the Synapse Competition culminates in today's Showcase.  $75,000 in cash and in-kind resources will be awarded to the winners of the Pitch and Poster Competition!

1st Place

$35,000 CASH

$5,000 in-kind from Gowling WLG

 

$2,000 in-kind from BDO

 

1-year membership with LSO

 

1-year membership with Hamilton Chamber of Commerce 

2nd Place

$17,000 CASH

 

$5,000 in-kind from ShiftHealth

$2,000 in-kind from Bereskin & Parr

1-year membership with LSO

1-year membership with Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

3rd Place

$5,000 CASH

 

$3,500 in-kind from Ridout & Maybee LLP

1-year membership with LSO

 

1-year membership with Hamilton Chamber of Commerce 

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Let us know you were here! Sign our virtual guest book.

Though the showcase is over, please tell us whom you would like to be connected with and why!  Help us continue to grow the greater Hamilton area life science ecosystem.

Watch all of the finalists’ poster presentations and the top three finalists pitch to our panel of judges.

Get to know this year's esteemed panel of judges, who lent their time and expertise to the competition.

Our partners play a critical role in supporting the success of the life science industry in Hamilton. We invite you to get to know them!

PRAXIS PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

The Praxis Prize is sponsored by Praxis Spinal Cord Institute in partnership with Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. 

$25,000 will be awarded to innovators developing clinical products to improve the lives of individuals living with spinal cord injuries.

1st Place

$12,500 CASH

2nd Place

$7,500 CASH

3rd Place

$5,000 CASH

Though the showcase is over, please tell us whom you would like to be connected with and why!  Help us continue to grow the greater Hamilton area life science ecosystem.

Learn about the Praxis Prize and who was selected as finalists.

Check it out!

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