Startup Roadtrip NYC>TOR: Enterprise Startup Demo at ResolveTO

Startup Roadtrip NYC>TOR: Enterprise Startup Demo at ResolveTO

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About Startup Roadtrip NYC>TOR

Are you a founder or manager of a US enterprise startup?

Are you waiting to be discovered by international investors, press and corporations?

Are you interested in competing for $100,000 in grant and prize money?

Or are you looking for opportunities to network & learn from some of the best and brightest in startups and enterprise from North America?

CoTo Travel is proud to announce an exclusive opportunity for enterprise startups based in the Northeastern US that achieves all of these objectives and more through our partnership with the ResolveTO festival and conference in Toronto, Canada this January!

Resolve is presented by Startupfest; Canada’s largest startup event held in Montreal every July- with over 5,500 participants from around the globe. Resolve will bring together the best and brightest from both startup, and enterprise- for a can’t miss look at innovation, disruption, and emerging markets.



  1. Opportunity to compete for a $75K ($100K CAD) investment prize
  2. Meet & Pitch to over 100+ International VC’s and Angels at the Open Demo space
  3. Curated speed dating for both enterprise and startups (when applicable)
  4. International media outlets from Canada and the US covering business and new technology
  5. World class speakers presenting their thoughts and ideas on the convergence of the enterprise and startup worlds during the two day conference program



Resolve is presented by Startupfest; Canada’s largest startup event held in Montreal every July- with over 5,500 participants from around the globe. Resolve will bring together the best and brightest from both startup, and enterprise- for a can’t miss look at innovation, disruption, and emerging markets.

Who attends? Organizations and past sponsors include Rogers Ventures, Microsoft, Google, BDC, Twilio, SendGrid, Shopify, Real Ventures, OMERS, iNovia, 500 Startups, Fasken Martineau, Videotron, Softlayer, and more.

Past Speakers Alexis O’Hanian (Founder, Reddit), Kara Swisher (Executive Editor, Re/Code) , Tim O’Reilly (President, O’Reilly Media), David Lawee (Partner, Google Capital), Danae Ringelmann (Co-Founder, IndieGoGo), Adeo Ressi (Founder, Founder Institute), Dave McClure (Founding Partner, 500 Startups)- see more on



In line with this innovative event, we partnered with ResolveTO to bridge the startup ecosystems throughout the Northeastern US to the event in Toronto. The result? Startup Roadtrip NYC>TOR!

We’ve leveraged our experience in developing the Startup Tour series (our interactive, alternative format conferences that introduces entrepreneurs to mentors, investors and resources) to create a unique collaborative mobile travel experience. Our group will travel together aboard a bus departing from New York City to Toronto to attend the conference and festival. Each startup will have the opportunity to demo at our dedicated space within ResolveTO’s Winter Village for at least one full day AND attend the conference program.


Trip Details

What’s included with the Startup Roadtrip NYC>TOR experience?

  • Round trip bus transportation between New York City and Toronto, ON
  • A collaborative, communal experience aboard the bus with other startups
  • Light snacks and bottled water for the duration of each trip
  • A ticket for (1) person to attend the ResolveTO conference
  • Opportunity to compete for the grand prize of $75K ($100K CAN)
  • Network & “speed date” with corporations and organizations (both Canadian and American) looking to partner with startups (current lineup includes RBC, Intuit and Rogers Communications
  • A demo table in our dedicated space to present your startup for one day to over 100 VC’s & angel investors as well as 1000 attendees (either Thursday or Friday)
  • Discounted hotel rates in Toronto, ON (hotel information can be found here)
  • Shuttle transportation each day between host hotel and event venue
  • Guaranteed savings as compared to purchasing an event ticket & demo table on your own (a startup demo table itself is at least $1500 on its own – factoring in currency conversion rates – without any transportation or hotel costs)


FAQs About the Service

1. What is your cancellation and refund policy?
This purchase is final. No refunds or exchanges are allowed for Startup Roadtrip events. You may transfer your reservation to another person, but the request AND approval of the transfer must be made via email to CoTo Travel at least 3 days prior to the event. No Exceptions. Any cancellation made by a purchasing party will result in a full forfeiture of payment.

2. What do I need to board the bus?
When checking in for our bus, please show us your PDF ticket and a valid photo ID (drivers license, non drivers license, passport or NYC ID card). The ticket is sent to you in an email with your confirmation and credit card receipt. You may show your ticket on your smartphone or other device or print it out.

3. What time should I arrive to board the bus?
We kindly request that you arrive 20 minutes prior to the stated departure time on our schedule above. We depart all locations on time based on the GPS device located aboard the bus, weather and traffic pending.

4. How many bags can I bring with me on the trip?
Each guest is allowed two (2) carry on bags and two (2) pieces of luggage that can be stored under the bus in the luggage bay. You MUST be able to store your carry on in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of you upon request of our staff at any time during the trip. No bags may be stored in the aisle of the bus.

5. Are you able to accommodate passengers who require the use of a wheelchair?
Guests who require the use of a wheelchair during their travel with us MUST indicate this need when they are reserving their tickets online.

6. When I reserve a seat here on Eventbrite, what exactly am I purchasing?
When you purchase here on Eventbrite, you are reserving either ONE (1) or TWO (2) spots on our Startup Roadtrip to Toronto for the ResolveTO event. This includes round trip bus transportation, attendance to the ResolveTO conference, a demo space for one day at our Winter Village tent and daily transfers from our host hotel to the conference.

Please note that hotel accommodations are NOT included in the package price. However, we have arranged for discount hotel rooms through ResolveTO.  Click here for more information.

7. How can I reserve multiple spots in one transaction?
Eventbrite gives you the option to reserve multiple spots for you and the other members of your small group in one transaction. Please note – unlike other events where only your name on all the tickets will suffice, we REQUIRE each person attending our trip to list their name, address and email for each registration. ONE TICKET = ONE NAME. While you can pay for all the tickets at one time (and pay for the balance with one payment), the resort requires a complete guest list with all attendee names for security purposes. Failure to submit all names may result in unnecessary delays and additional costs upon arrival.

8. Do I have to stay with the group for the entire trip?
No. This is your experience and what happens at ResolveTO is completely up to you. You will be with the group while travelling to and from New York on the motorcoach and will need to check out of your room and load your luggage onto the motorcoach on Saturday, January 28th at 11:30am. For our Startup ticket holders, you will also be with our group when you demo at our Winter Village tent. While you will have multiple opportunities to meet other people and build relationships throughout this experience, you are not obligated to participate in any set activities upon arrival.

9. What’s so special about taking a bus up to Toronto?
It’s not really about the vehicle, but it’s about the communal experience of travelling together as a community to a destination. It also doesn’t hurt that while our professional motorcoach operator is driving the 8+ hours to and from Toronto, you’ll have the opportunity to catch up on some sleep or get some work done en-route.

In addition, by joining our group to ResolveTO, you’re guaranteed to save money on your trip! (Regular price for Startup ticket & Demo space is $1500 without transportation costs).

10. Who is CoTo Travel and what do you do?
CoTo Travel is a tour, event and transportation company reinventing how you connect with people, ideas, and places. We bring people together to meet & collaborate through tours & events focusing on business, education and professional development as well as regional one day leisure getaways by bus. We are also a member in good standing with the American Bus Association, North America’s premier trade organization for motorcoach and tour companies.