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CMW’s Start Up Launch Pad Now Open

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

CMW panelFor 2017, Canadian Music Week is bringing back the “CMW Startup Launch Pad,” a pitch competition for new businesses that are based in or connected to the Music Industry. The competition will take place during the 2017 conference on Wednesday, April 19th at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto.

“The conference is dedicated to further developing the Canadian music industry, and startups play an important role in that,” says Danya Dixon, VP of Programming. The competition will offer startups an opportunity for exposure and investment, as well as advice from top industry professionals.

The event will be hosted by Darryl Ballantyne, CEO of LyricFind. Last year’s judges included merchant banker and Dragons’ Den panelist Michael Wekerle, Managing Director of Walden Venture Capital Larry Marcus, IAEL President Jeff Liebenson, Director of Mediaclarity Ltd Jeremy Silver, and Managing Partner at TAG Strategic Ted Cohen.

All startups selected to participate will receive CMW Conference passes and will be included in pre-show marketing materials.

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