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On the evening of Nov 22, TorontoStarts held the amazing Startup Pitch Competition 2017 November Edition!

Held at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Thank you Ryerson Startup school!

With over 250 people in attendance, the event was kicked off with  Toronto’s entrepreneur mentor The Startup Coach giving an update on Toronto’s Startup Community TorontoStarts and all of the upcoming events including Startup Women on Dec 6, Celebrate 2017 with us on Dec 13 Startup Social Open Pitch. Open Bar. Open NetworkCraig also mentioned The Startup Launch Accelerator Program is taking applicants for the Jan 8 Cohort.  He also announced the new Growth Hacking Crash Course.

Zain Manji from Fiix took the stage to deliver a great keynote talking about all that led them to create Fiix, how they grew, getting into Y-combinator, getting their seed round and being on Dragons Den.  It was a great presentation.

Zain MANJI from Fiix at TorontoStarts Startup Pitch Competition 2017
Zain Manji from Fiix at TorontoStarts Startup Pitch Competition 2017 November Edition

As we moved into the entrepreneur Pitch Competition portion of the evening the judges were introduced.  Stuart Browne CEO of Pycap Venture Partners, Leah Carr of Coinsquare Wealth, Lucia Gallardo of National Angel Capital Organization, Marc Shewchun of Blakes Law, Alex Koch of Insight Legal, and Kevin Smith The Story Architect.

TorontoStarts Startup Pitch Competition 2017 judges
TorontoStarts Startup Pitch Competition 2017 judges

Then it was on with the Pitches.  Each entrepreneur has 5 minutes to pitch with a 3 minute Q&A with the judges

First up in the Startup Pitch Competition 2017 November  was:

Just Got That

A mobile marketplace that saves consumers time, provides flexibility and transparency. All while giving service providers the opportunity to promote any vacancies in their schedules.

Next up

HedgeHog products

The hedgehog umbrella features a robust and durable frame, patent pending. In a market filled with weak and disposable umbrellas, this umbrella will be the last umbrella you will ever buy!

The next Startup Pitch contestant was


Making Nutrition Simple – all-in-one Power meal designed to Maximize health.  GMO-Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Soy Free

Pitching next Erika of

Ji App

Bringing the “Date” Back into Dating Ji spices up relationships. Ji is used to schedule dates.

Opti-fold Cosmetics

Eye Lid Fold restoring tape

When the judges delivered the final verdict it was

Hedgehog Umbrella

who won TorontoStarts Startup Pitch receiving over $4,000 in cash and prizes provided by:

TorontoStarts, Workhaus, and Insight Legal.

TorontoStarts startup pitch competition 2017 winner and pitch judges
TorontoStarts startup pitch competition 2017 winner and pitch judges

Overall it was an amazing night and I look forward to the next Startup Pitch competition by TorontoStarts

Looking to raise your pitch game?  Here is some recommended reading:

The Startup Pitch
Hacking the Startup Investor PItch
One Perfect Pitch
Pitch Anything
Pitching Hacks

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