Startupfest invites applications for the Women in Tech (WiT) Investment Prize in Canada in 2022.

The Firehood is bringing together an incredible team of angel investors who will award one female-led startup. One female founder attending Startupfest will walk away with an important investment, and access to an amazing network of investors. 

Worth of Award

  • Any female-led startup in attendance can win the prize, and it’s in addition to the Startupfest $100k Best of the Fest Investment Prize.
  • That means a female founder could walk away with $200k in investment if they win over the judges of both investment prizes!


  • The $100k WiT Investment Prize is open to any female-led startup in attendance. 
  • For the purpose of this prize, a female-led startup is defined as a startup with the most senior member of the executive team identifying as female.

How to Apply

  • There’s no application process, no form to fill out, and no video to prepare.
  • You just need to register, get onsite, and be ready to wow the judges with a superb pitch that makes the cut. 

Register here for the Startupfest if you haven’t done so already.


Deadline: Applications for the Women in Tech (WiT) Investment Prize are ongoing. 


Click here for more details and to apply