Toronto Digifest 2018

We are pleased to announce that UTE will be sponsoring this year’s DigifestTO tech festival and startup event. DigifestTO is a three-day conference that will take place April 26-28 and brings together thought leaders, entrepreneurs, designers, students to share compelling digital content in the tech, interactive, gaming and design industries.

This year’s theme, Hello Tomorrow: Our Creative Cities is about improving our quality of life and making creative cities of the future better through design, innovation, and technology. As the world’s population soars to almost 10 billion people by 2050, up from today’s 7.5 billion, challenges around urban spaces, food priorities, health, education, mobility and work will make us look at how innovative thinking today will shape our world tomorrow. Digifest will feature emerging technology and highlight stories from around the globe using tech to tackle challenges in cities.

As part of the Digifest Conference there is also a Startup Competition called IT’S A START with $10k in prizes. The application form is very simple and the deadline for applying is February 2nd. Start-ups can apply here:

There is also a student showcase section where students can showcase their Technologies:  and a Food Tech Pop up section that our start-ups are welcome to be part of:

The days of the event UTE will have a booth that will be managed by ICUBE and we welcome all CLAs to bring collateral. If you are interested in helping managing the booth, please email Ignacio Mongrell:

As part of the sponsorship package UTE gets 25 student passes for the full 3-day conference. Please share this opportunity with your teams and students and ask them to send an email to with their name and email address if they are interested in attending.