ATB BoostR Tourism Stage Live Pitch

ATB BoostR Tourism Stage live pitch event returning to Banff


Calling all tourism entrepreneurs! Here’s your chance to pitch your idea in front of a crowd of industry experts and potential customers – and even win some money.


The ATB BoostR Tourism Stage live pitch event is returning to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel on October 20, 2018 – a day before Travel Alberta’s annual Industry Conference at the same location.


This exciting event, presented by ATB Financial in partnership with Alberta Culture & Tourism, will feature five tourism-focused businesses and entrepreneurs, who will pitch their business idea to a live audience and a panel of expert judges.


ATB BoostR is a virtual, rewards-based crowdfunding platform where aspiring Alberta entrepreneurs can pitch ideas, gain valuable feedback and raise money in exchange for a reward, like a product, service or unique experience. ATB advisors work with each entrepreneur to develop their campaign, and provide professional coaching.


Here’s how you can get involved!


  1. Join the ATB BoostR program as a tourism entrepreneur.

Have a great business idea related to the tourism industry? Sign up with ATB BoostR and launch your crowdfunding campaign. You’ll get great exposure, the opportunity to validate your business idea, and you may just end up on stage on October 20th!


The five entrepreneurs chosen to participate in the live competition will be pitching their idea in front of of 250 people at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel for the chance to win a share of $10,000 to go towards their crowdfunding campaigns. A panel of expert judges will evaluate each pitch and provide advice to the entrepreneurs – but the crowd decides who takes home what percentage of the money!


If you or someone you know is interested in launching a crowdfunding campaign – and potentially get on that stage – visit


  1. Attend the live event as a guest.


This event will feature many of the top ATB BoostR businesses from the tourism industry. Come out to network and meet some of the people who are working hard to launch and/or grow their business, and develop the tourism industry in Alberta. As a member of the audience, your vote helps decide how much money each entrepreneur will win that night to go towards their BoostR campaign!


Tickets for the event are available now!


For more information on ATB BoostR, visit their website at or email