The "Big Picture" Agenda


Between the Tent Village, Premium Events, Keynotes, mentor sessions, and countless parties, the week of Startupfest can be hectic (in the best way possible). The Big Picture agenda is an overview of what’s happening when, so you can make the most of your time at the festival.

Your pass gives you access to the whole event, from when doors open Wednesday, July 12th at noon until Friday, July 14th at 5pm when we wrap. Find more details on each event in the legend below.



Tent Village

A familiar favourite is back. We pack the Tent Village with prizes, partners, and new ways to make meaningful connections. This village of more than 20 tents includes an accelerator zone, demo spaces, and our famous Grandmother Judges. Win prizes, hone your pitch, find advisors, and discover your next great partner here.

Networking Lounge & Activations

Our focus for 2023 is to get you back out there talking, connecting, and advancing your business. Our engineered serendipity includes scannable conversation starters, curated matchmaking, walking meetings, and lounges where you can kick back and relax with your peers.

Premium Fests

This year, our Premium Events are back. From the WIT Bootcamp, to FundFest, AcceleratorFest, and OceanFest, there's something for everyone onsite. Note: these events require separate registration.

Investor "Ask Me Anything"

How do investors think? Many startups looking for money fail to get inside the minds of the investors they're courting. Here's your chance to ask investors anything you want (except “will you fund my company?”—that's what the rest of Startupfest is for!)

AugMentor Speed Skills

Take a look behind the scenes to learn from successful players in the startup ecosystem. From product to finance, we’re bringing you the experts you need to hear from to get the knowledge you didn’t know you needed.

Awards and Ceremonies

To wrap up three epic days, our hosts and partners take the main stage to announce our competition winners! Who will the grandmother judges vote for? Who's got the best pitch? Who will win the $100K investment prize and be crowned Best of the Fest? Drumroll, please!!

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