STARTUP PITCH COMPETITION 2017 NOVEMBER EDITION
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 Network. Craig 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.
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.
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:
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.
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
Bringing the “Date” Back into Dating Ji spices up relationships. Ji is used to schedule dates.
Eye Lid Fold restoring tape
When the judges delivered the final verdict it was
who won TorontoStarts Startup Pitch receiving over $4,000 in cash and prizes provided by:
Overall it was an amazing night and I look forward to the next Startup Pitch competition by TorontoStarts
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