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Woman founder Pitch Battle At The 6ix by Aceocial x CGI x TBDC

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Think you got what it takes? Apply here to pitch:

🤯 Winner will receive a grand PRIZE of 10-20K of in-kind Tech consulting services from CGI, one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world!

We've also set-up a "Master Presenter Award" and an "Audience Choice Award", the winners will receive a secret gift from

Join us to hear 6 woman-led companies from the Toronto ecosystem pitch live in front of VCs! We will have several opportunities for you to meet the founders and mingle with each other amongst good food & drinks!

1:00pm-2:00pm | Registration
2:00pm-3:30pm | Pitch Presentations
3:30pm-5:00pm | Network with founders + Coffee Reception

Judges for the Pitch Competition:

Hannah Zakinthinos
Hannah is on the investment team at Relay Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm that backs founders across North America. She is passionate about collaborating with early-stage founders and supporting the startup community. At Relay, Hannah spends her time sourcing investment opportunities, conducting due diligence, and assisting the portfolio. Hannah holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. 

Erica Carnicelli
Erica is a fintech seed investor with Impression Ventures, based out of Toronto and Montreal.  At Impression, Erica works to source, diligence, invest in, and support the scaling journey for promising fintech innovation.  In the past, Erica worked within the Growth Equity space, where she conducted due diligence, invested, and supported growth stage companies (Series C-E).  She loves supporting founders throughout their journey, and fostering innovation in Canada.

Zack Dawood

Meet Zack Dawood, a distinguished technology leader, author, and speaker from Canada. Zack has worked with Fortune 100 companies globally and currently serves as Vice President of Consulting Delivery at CGI Canada, leading a team of 100+. With over 52 certifications and 19+ years in IT, he is a co-author of "Building Microservices with Micronaut" and an active technical blogger. Zack has trained over 1000+ professionals and led Agile Transformation for a major Canadian bank. He is also a committed volunteer and a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM). Visit his LinkedIn at, and personal website

More on CGI:
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world. We are insights-driven and outcomes-based to help accelerate returns on your investments.

More on Aceocial:
​​​​​​Aceocial is a non-profit aiming to build a stronger Canadian innovation ecosystem by fostering the connective tissue between founders, investors, corporates, and builders through fun and engaging tech events.

More on TBDC:
TBDC is one of Toronto’s oldest business incubators, helping businesses launch, grow, and scale since 1990. We are a not-for-profit multi-sector incubator set up in 1990 by the City of Toronto, that brings 30 years of experience in building businesses and business networks in Ontario. We are proud to serve as a bridge between entrepreneurs worldwide and Ontario’s investors, industry associations, and government.

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This event is a part of #TorontoTechFest - a week of events May 21-24th hosted by startups and VCs to bring together the tech ecosystem in Toronto.

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