Attention young entrepreneurs! Ontario will be giving you the opportunity to pitch your business ideas to experts and the public through the Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition. The contest is presented in collaboration with the Government of Ontario and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).
The competition challenges students in grades 9 to 12 to pitch their business idea in a two-minute video that will be evaluated by judges from the business community and the public. Finalists will present their ideas in front of a judging panel in Toronto at OCE’s Discovery Conference for a chance to receive reserved entry into Summer Company.
Online video submissions will close March 23, 2016 with judging beginning March 28, 2016. Twenty finalists are chosen who are awarded a trip to Toronto to pitch their ideas live at OCE’s Discovery conference and showcase, on May 9-10, 2016.
Based on the live pitches, the judges will select six winners who are presented with a Nymi Band from Nymi, a Muse headband by InteraXon and reserved entry into the Summer Company program including; business plan development and consultation, mentorship and an award of up to $3,000 to start your business.