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IO Ignition Cohort 23 Pitch Finale: Summer Slam Startup Smackdown

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where Innovation Meets Intensity! Join us on Thursday, June 20 for a pitch finale summer slam startup smackdown.

Join us for an intense evening at the Summer Slam Startup Smackdown! Witness the most innovative startups from IO Ignition’s Cohort 23 go head-to-head in a high-energy, WWE Summer Slam-themed pitch finale. This isn’t just a pitch event—it’s a battle for tech supremacy! 

We’re excited to welcome you to Bayview Yards on Thursday, June 20 from 5:00 to 7:00pm ET to see who will dominate the ring…or stage.  

Watch as these 17 inspiring startups present their groundbreaking ideas in a fast-paced, high-stakes pitch smackdown to vie for the best pitch award and the Crowd Favourite. The two winners will walk away with an extra six months of one-on-one mentorship from our leading advisors and office space here at Studio7. Additionally, we’ll be announcing the winner of the IO Ignition grant – $5,000 up for grabs!  

Get ready to network, mingle and be blown away by talented tech entrepreneurs from the IO Ignition Program from industries including Digital Health, Fintech, EdTech, SAAS, Wearables and more! 

Don’t miss out on the tech event of the summer! Whether you’re a startup enthusiast, an investor looking for the next big thing, or just love the thrill of competition, the Summer Slam Startup Smackdown is the place to be. 

Join us to cheer on these awesome founders: 

BEAMRA, Mahmoud Al Jaroud, Founder 

CuraCare, John Adewale, Founder 

D2D Analytics, Amir Ketata, Founder 

Fertender, Nick Coleman, Founder 

Giftyf, Ini-Abasi Ekanem, Founder 

Gokidu, Karanveer Singh, Puja Pachchigar & Pranay Dixit, Co-Founders 

Guffet Technology Inc., Sudheendra Rajagopal & Di Zou, Co-Founders 

Harmony Physiotherapy, Richa Rehan, Founder 

IntelPro Inc., Delia Pop, Founder 

Inclusive Leader, Oumy Bah, Founder 

Mementos Photography, Maria Mejia & Sergio Diaz, Co-Founders 

Questonaut Academy, Julien Dionne & Jingjing Fu, Co-Founders 

Rosset, Camilo Castro, Founder 

Sova AI, Nenad Nevajda, Founder 

Swibe, Cedric Osaigie-Ogunbor & Eshan Betrabet, Co-Founders 

The Bliss Group, Krunal Dave, Founder 

The Trained to Help Project, Erin Patchell & Sarah Allison, Co-Founders 

UИIVERS, Safia Elmi, Founder 

We’d also like to extend sincere congratulations to Independence Robotics and DAV20 Tech who are also graduating from Cohort 23 but unable to attend the event. Be sure to check them out! 


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