Oct. 31, 2018 /Newswire.ca/ –   Four Canadian start-ups won top honours yesterday at the FinTech Startup Pitch Contest, which took place during the 2018 Canada FinTech Forum, the country’s largest FinTech gathering.

The ten finalists, chosen among 118 start-ups from Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa, had the opportunity to present their innovative solutions to a panel of judges made up of industry leaders: Peter Holt Dunn (Holdun Family Office), Laviva Mazhar (Luge Capital), Chris Betz (Morgan Stanley), Nancy McCuaig (IGM Financial), Sebastian Boisjoly (Investissement Québec) and Stephanie Choo (Portag3 Ventures).

OWL.co and Symend each won a $25,000 jury prize, awarded by Finance Montréal and the public’s choice prize of $15,000 from Mackenzie Investment was awarded to Nesto.

Symend is also receiving a $150,000 investment offer from Luge Capital.  Luge Capital and BDC Capital, through its Women in Technology Fund, surprised the audience with an on-the-spot investment offer of $150,000 each (for a total of $300,000) to Lendified, and Edelman Montréal added $15,000 worth of communication services to the prize.

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