Young Innovators Showcase

Join us for our first Young Innovators Showcase, Presented by Sprouter!

We will be showcasing some of Southern Ontario’s best young entrepreneurs, and the organizations supporting them.

We’ve invited the best startups from Ryerson’s DMZ, The Next 36, and Waterloo’s VeloCity program to set up displays and show off their businesses to members of Toronto’s entrepreneur community.

The event will run from 6pm to 10pm, and startups will be showcased in two groups. The first group will display from 6pm to 7pm, and the second group will display from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

Participating startups include: Greengage Mobile, Tapgage, SoapBoxHQ, JobDeals, Venngage, Tiny hearts, Wingmate, Kytephone, Spenz, PenyoPal, Triumf, Checkout, Appileo, BetterU, Row1 Sports,, Tunezy, & Sound Selecta.

Join us to celebrate the vibrant Toronto entrepreneurship community, learn from the young innovators building startups, and hear more about the programs supporting their endeavours.

Event details:

Date: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Cost: $12 per ticket (roughly $10 + HST)

Time: 6pm-10pm


6pm - 7pm - Startup Group 1 displaying

7pm - 7:30 - Break

7:30 - 8:30 - Startup Group 2 displaying

8:30 - 10 - Networking

Place: The Cara Commons at the Ted Rogers School of Management. 55 Dundas Street West at Bay Street


The Young Innovators Showcase is sponsored by TD.










Beverage Sponsorship by Jugnoo.

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  • Timor Bansi

    Murray, I think this event is something you are looking for­

    A lot of showcasing should happen there. It is tomorrow evening though if it's not short notice. I am going there to exchange ideas and compete :-)

    August 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    When are we doing this again?

    August 16, 2012

  • Ali Hanif

    This was a nice change of venue and format, I would have still liked each of the groups to present their idea before the networking commenced as I did not have time to visit every booth.

    July 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nicely organized from my perspective. Met a couple of very cool
    innovators...should lead to some interesting meetings in the future.
    Well done Jon


    July 3, 2012

  • Kim Appotive

    Thanks for an excellent event Sprout Up, TD and Jugnoo on behalf of every budding entrepreneur who attended. What a fantastic and inspirational network of people and innovative ideas! I will definitely be following up with some amazing start ups and feel free to contact me - @kim_alexis

    July 3, 2012

  • Kim Appotive

    Excellent meetup! I liked the trade-show form, it was easy to interact with others and test drive cool new products.

    July 3, 2012

  • Julie Tyios

    Hey everyone! On behalf of Jugnoo, I just wanted to say we had an amazing time meeting all of you at YIS. We were impressed with the sheer amount of talent and all of the amazing ideas taking root, and we look forward to hearing more about your companies. If you're looking for help with social marketing, feel free to check out JugnooMe - it's free! ( Feel free to reach out with any questions: [masked] or on Twitter at @JugnooMe. Cheers!

    July 3, 2012

  • Rachit Chakerwarti

    Loved the free beer!

    June 30, 2012

  • Damian Matheson

    Best meetup I have ever attended, quality of people can not be matched anywhere else. Jon did a fantastic job.

    June 29, 2012

  • Ben Fox

    Great event, a little chaotic given all the great start-ups you had but overall a fantastic experience. It was nice to be able to hear myself speak and think without loud music blaring.

    June 29, 2012

  • Apoorv

    Great Start-up showcase. Some of the ideas were quite scalable.

    June 29, 2012

  • Leo Liao

    Got to meet some cool innovators doing cool stuff.

    June 29, 2012

  • Vasily

    One at a time presentations would better showcase the start ups

    June 29, 2012

  • Rick Spence

    Great companies, great people. Good location.

    June 29, 2012

  • Hafiz Abdulla

    Science fair?

    June 29, 2012

  • Bob Coleman

    It was great to see so many enthusiastic people and their exciting projects.

    June 29, 2012

  • Aaron

    event pictures posted at­ [Young Innovators Showcase]

    June 29, 2012

  • Bruce

    Any dedicated or conveniently located/priced parking lot in the area that you can recommend? Thanks

    June 28, 2012

  • Ali Hanif

    Hi Jon,

    Is it okay to bring my camera to take pictures of presentations and networking?

    June 27, 2012

  • Victoria Botvinnik

    What's the dress code for the event?

    June 27, 2012

  • Ed Peciulis

    I just fixed a bug some of you were having with the 4click web app. Thanks for the feedback so far. Would love to get some constructive criticism as well.­

    June 26, 2012

  • jk

    @Jon Spenceley - Will there be any tickets available at the door?

    June 25, 2012

  • Marlina Kinnersley

    Where can we see the full list of participating startups? :)

    June 25, 2012

  • Ed Peciulis

    I've made a free sorting hat that helps you figure out who you'd like to connect with at meetups. It's called 4click.networking:­ Check it out and let me know what you think!

    1 · June 21, 2012

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