MARCH 26 – 27, 2024 | DESIGN EXCHANGE | Toronto

Elevate is proud to announce that it has acquired the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX), Canada’s largest startup awards program and investment conference. Taking place from March 26-27, 2024 at the historic Design Exchange in Toronto, CIX is where deals get done

Tickets for CIX will go on sale in the coming weeks. Sign up to be the first to know when tickets go on sale.

CIX Stage with a speaker
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About CIX

In it’s 17th year, the CIX Summit annually brings together founders and CEOs of Canada’s most innovative early and growth-stage tech companies, global investors, corporates and industry advisors.  Featuring curated startup presentations, keynotes and panels with industry leading executives, as well as focused networking opportunities designed to foster new connections and provide forums for dialog. CIX’s ultimate goal is powering new deals.

As part of this new acquisition, CIX will take place March 26 & 27 at Elevate’s home in the Design Exchange.  Tickets for CIX will go on sale in the coming weeks. Sign up to be the first to know when tickets go on sale


CIX hosts the coveted CIX Top 20 Early and CIX Top 10 Growth annual awards program, Canada’s only national, tech agnostic startup awards program.  Innovative startups are invited to apply for the CIX Top 20 Early and CIX Top 10 Growth awards program, which will be judged by our esteemed Selection Committee to evaluate and award the winners.

Why Attend The Cix Summit

Whether you are an entrepreneur, investor, or service provider, here are 5 reasons why you can't afford to miss CIX:

Presentations by 70+ Award-Winning Startups

The startup CEOs on stage are curated as Canada’s most promising early and growth stage companies by global investors, including those selected from the CIX Top 20 Early and CIX Top 10 Growth awards.

VIP, Smaller Targeted Networking

Enjoy interactive roundtables with Founders and Investors, AMA (Ask me Anything) discussions with serial entrepreneurs, VIP events such as Investor-only lunches, Founder receptions, private invite-only events and target networking events.

Panels and Keynotes From Tech Leaders

Frank and open discussions with operators and investors, insights on fundraising, investing and M+A trends and opportunities.

Meeting Exchanges

CIX Summit hosts over 300 pre-booked 1:1 meetings between founders and investors. Founders select the capital providers based on their investment preferences in their CIX profile.

Impromptu and Planned Networking

Delegates can review attendees in advance, map out their schedules and take advantage of curated networking lounges on-site that will allow them to connect with founders, investors and industry decision makers.

CIX By the Numbers

Hear from past delegates

The companies that I met through CIX are consistently the highest quality of any source of early stage companies I have engaged from many sources in my 21 years as an investment professional. The on-line break-out rooms for one-on-one 7 minute meetings were very well arranged. All entrepreneurs were on time and on topic. I was pleased to schedule longer, private conversations with a few of them.

Bryan Emerson
President, Starlight Capital, Inc.

CIX does a fantastic job of bringing great tech companies and investors together. Deals get done at CIX.

Brenda Hogan
Chief Investment Officer, Ontario Capital Growth Corporation