The 2023 Winner's Circle

Published On Jul 14, 2023

The 2023 Winner’s Circle

Every year, hundreds of thousands in prizes and opportunities are awarded to startups at the fest. This year was no different. From our 3, $100k investment prizes, to the introduction of an investment for student entrepreneurs, we saw hundreds of scaling startups hustling in the tent village over the past three days. 

We take great pride in our winner’s circle; a group of world-class founders, and we’re thrilled to announce the winners of our 2023 prizes and investments: 


 $100k Best of the Fest

$100k Women in Tech
Ora Medical

$100k Black Entrepreneur Prize
Hutsy Financial

$50k Student Entrepreneur Prize
Vega Bioimaging

$25k Fonds FTQ Grant
Iris + Arlo

Grandmothers’ Choice Award
Coastal Carbon

Audience Choice Award (Best Pitch)
Hutsy Financial

NextAI- Top Startup

OceanFest- Next Big Thing
Blue Lion Labs 

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