DATE

Wednesday March 11, 2020

LOCATION

Innovation Complex Rotunda

TIME

5:30PM ~ 8:00PM

– PITCH 2020 –

PITCH showcases innovation and entrepreneurship from U of T Mississauga, Sheridan College, and our greater community. Focusing on early-stage ventures, we bring together innovators from a variety of sectors to pitch their businesses for cash prizes and in-kind support.
A study conducted by researchers at Harvard, MIT and the Wharton School found that male entrepreneurs were 60% more likely to achieve pitch competition success than female entrepreneurs – even when pitching the exact same business! Join us on March 11th for PITCH, International Women’s Month Edition, to stand in support of women entrepreneurs at a competition that promises to break down barriers and reward great ideas from diverse voices.
With a panel of female-identifying judges and a spotlight prize for a company with a woman founder, come celebrate creativity and entrepreneurship for all. Learn from amazing speakers sharing their experiences, network with great companies, and witness exciting pitches as companies compete at the hub of entrepreneurship in action in Mississauga.

Interested in Pitch 2020?

OVER $20,000 IN PRIZES!

Apply for a chance to win one the amazing cash and in-kind prizes.
Applications are now open!

Submit your application before January 31, 2020.

– Categories –

All Entrepreneurs

Registrants must be a student of UTM or Sheridan College; OR participants of EDGE or ICUBE programs.

Available to present on March 11th and other pre-judging dates.

Attend a Pitch preparation workshop on February 10 at 10 am.

An early stage start-up with less than 100k in revenue and/or investment.

Women-led Start-ups

Registrants must be a student of UTM or Sheridan College; OR participants of EDGE or ICUBE programs.

Available to present on March 11th and other pre-judging dates.

Attend a Pitch preparation workshop on February 10 at 10 am.

Early stage start-up with less than 100k in revenue and/or investment.

At least one self-identified female co-founder

Kiana ‘rookz’ Eastmond is an award-winning entrepreneur. She is the founder of Sandbox Studios–one of the most successful Urban Music Artist Development and Recording Facilities in Toronto, Canada. Sandbox has opened its doors to A-list celebrities such as Cardi B, Tory Lanez, Kid Ink and many more of the city’s up and coming acts.

Rookz is currently the Executive Director at Manifesto and splits her time, appearing at special events that speak to her expertise while simultaneously serving her community. Not an overnight success, Rookz continues to share her story in hopes of inspiring others to push through adversity, offering strategies and tools to help others rise to success.

She has been featured in The Globe & Mail, ELLE Magazine, The Toronto Star, FLARE and Complex just to name a few. rookz has also partnered with numerous brands such as American Express, Live Nation, Nike, Jordan, Google & YouTube Music.

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