Venture North is making a triumphant return this year. In an exciting new partnership, Northern Ontario Angels (NOA) has joined forces with NORCAT Innovation to seamlessly blend with their iconic pitch event. Arriving at this new collaboration, we proudly present Venture North Pitch 2024, taking place at Place des Arts in Sudbury, Ontario. Our event is designed to not only capture the attention of potential accredited investors but also to entice entrepreneurs to make their mark in the North and connect with the innovation ecosystem. After all, why not choose the limitless possibilities of Northern Ontario?

The afternoon will kick off with a keynote presentation by Dragon’s Den Advisor Dr. Sean Wise, fireside chats, Venture North Student Innovation Challenge pitches, local entertainment by the Sarah Craig Jazz Trio, and will end in the evening with the PITCH finalists who will be awarded cash prizes.


For over a decade now, NORCAT has provided a platform for entrepreneurs to pitch their ventures to a seasoned panel of investors. Some of these enterprises have notably evolved into key players in the tech industry, generating sustainable jobs and wealth. By joining forces, we are amplifying the impact for our communities through this continuum.

Four companies will be pitching in front of our esteemed panel of judges for the chance to win the following prizes and opportunities. Deadline to apply is July 23rd, 2024.


Open to post-secondary students with an opportunity to pitch to our esteemed judges. Applications to join are currently being accepted.

Cash prizes will be awarded for first place ($1,000) and second place ($500) winners.

Deadline to apply is August 15th, 2024.


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Hilton Garden Inn Sudbury Room Block: Venture North 2024

475 Barry Downe Rd, Greater Sudbury, ON P3A 3T4

Room Rate: $149.00 + tax for a double Queen guest room or single King guest room

Arrival: Wednesday, September 18, 2024

Departure: Friday, September 20, 2024

Available Rooms – Hilton Garden Inn Sudbury


Booking Online Instructions:

  1. Go to www.hgisudbury.hgi.com
  2. Click on the Arrival & Departure Dates
  3. Click on Special Rates Box, Type in “PITCH” in the Group Code Box (set at 2 nights, change as needed)
  4. Click on the Blue Button – A Rooms & Rates Box will appear and proceed to book your room!

Alternative Booking Instructions:

Call the hotel directly (front desk): 705-586-3001, provide the front desk associate with the special group code, “PITCH” to proceed with a real person booking

Flight Promo: Bearskin Airlines

Reserve online using the promotion code NOA15OFF or call the Thunder Bay line directly 1-800-465-2327 to book.

Note: This promo code can be only be used for flight dates between September 17th to September 22nd.

Flight Promo: Air Canada

Reserve online using promotion code RMUD3ZU1 to book.


  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Sudbury, YSB (CA)
  • The travel period begins Thursday, September 12, 2024 and ends Thursday, September 26, 2024.
  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • For North America’ 5% applies on standard fares, 10% on flex fares & higher. For International Travel’ 10% on standard fares & higher.

Northern Ontario Angels (NOA)

Taran Bassan, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

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Cynthia Furlotte, Communications Lead

[email protected]
705-521-8324 ext. 293


City of Greater Sudbury

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