Contest

Introducing The Queen Student Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition 2021

ICUBE team member Fizza Akhzar sat down (virtually) with George Hinin and Nicholas Payne from the Queen’s Student Entrepreneurship (QEC) Pitch Competition team, to discuss this year’s upcoming competition, their focus on EDI (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion), and their future expectations. Tell us about the competition! “QEC Pitch competition is very similar to Shark Tank. Teams …

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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 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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HackABILITY: Accessibility Leading to Independence

Entrepreneurship can be a rewarding and daunting career path that is one of many choices for young professionals to explore. Joining together to help support passionate teams with a desire to create solutions for individuals with disabilities, ICUBE, RIC Centre and ARROW Electronics launched a new and extended hackathon, hackABILITY.  The goal of this extended …

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Just Vertical Gets Thumbs Up!

Over the weekend ICUBE was represented by Just Vertical, FetchIt and Dalriada Therapeutics who showcased and pitched their ventures at the Ontario Science Centre, as part of the Karafarin Entrepreneurship Expo. Out of 13 teams, Just Vertical earned the most audience votes for best venture idea. OonBox of U of T’s Engineering incubator, the Hatchery, placed …

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Fraser Hacks – A Hackathon for High Schools

On November 14th 2016, ICUBE collaborated with, and hosted a very successful HackerNest at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). It attracted many university students and senior technologists who wanted to be a part of the creativity, camaraderie and innovation. As such, the ICUBE team decided it would be a good opportunity for high school …

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