OCE Discovery: ONtrepreneurs pitch competition

The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) will host its second annual ONtrepreneurs Pitch Challenge, featuring five entrepreneurs who were enrolled in the 2016 OBI Entrepreneurs Program. The entrepreneurs will pitch their innovative neurotechnologies to an audience and expert panel of judges for a chance to be awarded $20,000 to assist with the further development of their businesses.

Discovery attendees are invited to come out and cheer on the competitors while learning about leading-edge neurotechnologies ranging from medical devices to help prevent concussions, to advanced software diagnostics to detect and monitor dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive conditions through speech analysis.


  • John Clarkson, Senior Vice President and COO, Ontario Brain Institute


  • Jung-Kay Chiu, Partner, Patent Agent, Lawyer, and Trade-Mark Agent, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Alison Fenney, Executive Director, Neurotechnology Industry Organization
  • Geneviève Lavertu, Senior Director, Medtronic Care Management Services Canada
  • Jonathan Rezek, Business Development Executive for Innovation, IBM Canada


  • Robert Brooks, SensOR Medical Laboratories Ltd.
  • Mark Elias, Steadiwear Inc.
  • Liam Kaufman, Winterlight Labs Inc.
  • Arjun Mali, iMerciv Inc.
  • Theo Versteegh, TopSpin Technologies Ltd.

To learn more about OCE Discovery, or to register for the event, click here.

Event Details

Date: May 15, 2017 Time: 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)