Javeria Rizwan

A UTM Student’s Insight on ICUBE’s Pitch 2020

As a Management Specialist Student at University of Toronto Mississauga UTM, I recently got the opportunity to be a part of a pitch competition which was organized by ICUBE in collaboration with Edge from Sheridan College and various departments at UTM including but not limited to Institute of Management Innovation (IMI) and Equity and Diversity Office (EDO). …

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ICUBE UTM AI startup Blip acquired by customer

Late in 2019, the founders of Blip Delivery received an acquisition offer from their biggest customer, a Toronto based e-commerce Company. After much thought, the acquisition was finalized on January 12th, 2020. Blip was founded in 2018 by UTM students affiliated with ICUBE’s accelerator program. The company built a simple API using machine learning algorithms …

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ICUBE Pitch 2020 puts the Spotlight on Female Entrepreneurs

According to the experiment conducted by MIT, Wharton and Harvard, male entrepreneurs are 60% more likely to succeed at pitch competitions compared to female entrepreneurs, even when the content narrated is identical.  The reason is that pitches narrated by males are considered to be more logical, credible and persuasive. Furthermore, voice pitch from low to …

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