C.L.I.C. Challenge - 1st edition
Discover the 3 winning teams


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Pyrowave Terramera Stratuscent

Make 100% polystyrene recycling possible, be it foam or rigid

Committed to reducing global synthetic chemical loads in agriculture by 80 percent

Develop a breakthrough electronic nose that detects and digitizes everyday scents

Mentored by
Galen Weston
(Executive Chairman)

Mentored by
Chuck Magro
(President & CEO)

Mentored by
John Peller
(President & CEO)

Loblaw Nutrien Andrew Peller Limited
 

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Our Mission

C.L.I.C. - Community of Leaders Innovating in Corporations

The goal of C.L.I.C. is to promote open and engaging discussion between talented entrepreneurs and corporate executives who are seeking bold ideas that will shape the future of their companies.

The C.L.I.C. challenge pairs high-growth start-up founders and corporate executives who work together to find viable and innovative solutions to address challenges in Canadian industries.

The Jury
Robert Coallier

The largest dairy processors in North America

Robert Coallier
CEO

Nathalie Viens

Global leader in optimized resource management

Nathalie Viens
SVP Operations East Canada

Christine Healy

Oil, Natural gas and Low-Carbon energies

Christine Healy
President & CEO - Canada

Andrew Peller

One of Canada’s leading producers and marketers of quality wine & craft spirits

Andrew Peller
President & CEO

Susan Uthayakumar

Global Specialist in Energy Management and Automation

Susan Uthayakumar
Country President Canada

Chuck Magro

Word's largest provider crop inputs, services and solutions

Chuck Magro
President & CEO

Fumiaki Miyamoto
Fumiaki Miyamoto
President & CEO

Bertrand Masselot

A world leader in gases, technology and services for industry and health

Bertrand Masselot
President & CEO - Canada

Heather Chalmers

World’s foremost Digital Industrial company and Industrial Solutions producer

Heather Chalmers
President & CEO Canada

Galen Weston

Canada's food and pharmacy leader with more than 2,400 locations

Galen Weston
Executive Chairman

As Canada’s only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs, BDC wants to strengthen bridges between innovative entrepreneurs and large Canadian corporations. C.L.I.C. Challenge will deliver on this goal by providing the most talented start-ups with a direct access to executives from large corporations who want to dramatically accelerate the pace and success of their research, development and commercialization through innovation.

Michael Denham President and Chief Executive Officer - BDC

Why should you participate?

  • Have a direct access to corporate executives of 10 of the largest industrial companies based in Canada.
  • Gain visibility amongst BDC VC experts
  • Access Business Council of Canada's network of 150 influential members
Participate

Who should apply to

C.L.I.C. Challenge?
  • Companies incorporated in Canada.
  • Providing concrete solutions to industrial sectors challenges.
  • Company is about to, or has raised, Series A financing. Alternatively, has raised a total of over $2M of financing (including debt) from VC and non-VC sources. 

Do you bring concrete innovative
answers to those sectors?

Advanced manufacturing

Contribute to developing next-generation manufacturing capabilities

Energy & Resources

Provide viable solutions for Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Mining, Power & Utilities sectors

Food & Agriculture

Improve productivity, product differentiation, and enhance international competitiveness

The prizes

Present your product/service to 10 senior executives of large industrial corporations

 

Mentorship from a member of our prestigious jury

Exclusive half-day meeting with a BDC VC expert

Invitation to attend a private two-day members's meeting in January 2020 with the CEOs of over 100 of Canada's largest corporations

Present your product/service to 10 senior executives of large industrial corporations

 

Mentorship from a member of our prestigious jury

Mentorship from a member of our prestigious jury

Mutual benefits

Winning Startups

  • Present your product / service directly to a network of Canadian corporate executives
  • Faciltate POC launch within the jury corporations
  • Gain credibility with BDC Capital and the Business Council of Canada
  • Support your international market expansion

C.L.I.C. Jury

  • Access a diversity of Canadian startups offering tangible solutions to address your innovation challenges
  • Attend the presentations of challenge startup finalists
  • Expand your network within the startup ecosystem
  • Facilitate networking with Venture Capitalists
Timeline

April 29 - June 26, 2019

Application phase

June 27 - August 24, 2019

Evaluation of applications

September 16, 2019

TOP 10
10 start-ups paired
with jury members

October 11, 2019

TOP 6
Selection 6 finalist
start-ups

October 24, 2019

Finale - TOP 3
Selection 3 winning
start-ups

January 2020

3 winners award
Ceremony

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