PITCH with a twist – Celebrating International Women’s Day

PITCH DAY

Monday March 8, 2021

TIME

5:30PM ~ 7:30PM

PITCH showcases innovation and entrepreneurship from University of Toronto, 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.
Join us on March 8th, 2021 for our second 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 women-identifying judges and all the people pitching will be women-identifying, coming in from two streams of ideas and early stage startups, 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.

Pitch 21 Winner!

Early Stage

The Mommy Monitor app is a maternal health platform that provides on demand, customized support pre/postnatal for parents & a clinical tool to predetermine pregnancy complications.

Later Stage

MedEssist turns pharmacies in Canada into proactive healthcare hubs for their communities. By modernizing these pharmacies, MedEssist is revolutionizing how population-scale health initiatives can be adapted to meet the requirements of local communities by enabling the first and only inventory-based solutions for pharmacy. Scaling across the country during the global pandemic, MedEssist’s proprietary patient triaging software is matching patients based on personal risk to local vaccine inventory to ensure equitable, accessible, and rapid deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

People’s Choice

Axonaly is a startup venture revolutionizing mental health care. We are creating a mobile application along with an innovative sweat-sensing patch that tracks key biomarkers and calculates the onset of anxiety attacks. Our mobile application provides users with a range of programming to provide relief when an attack is detected. Axonaly places empirical mental health management in the hands of consumers.

Early stage

Do you have a business idea that will change the world for better? If you have an idea that aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals then you should apply here!

Eligibility Criteria:
– This competition is for individuals that identify as women
– Registrants must be a student or alumni of the University of Toronto or Sheridan College; OR participants of EDGE or any of the U of T CLA/Incubator programs.
– Product or service idea must not be in the market (pre-launch)
– Less than $25k in investments or grants

Later stage

If you are the founder of co-founder of an early-stage start-up that aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals then you should apply here!

Eligibility Criteria:
– Must have a self-identified women founder or co-founder
– Must be incorporated in Canada
– Registrants must be a student or alumni of the University of Toronto or Sheridan College; OR participants of EDGE or any of the U of T CLA/Incubator programs.
– Less than $100k in cumulative revenue and/or external investment (Angels, VCs, excluding grants) as of February 1st 2021.

All finalists must be able to:

  • Attend a Pitch preparation workshop on February 10 at 10 am.
  • Available for primary round judging on February 19th 4 – 6:30 pm
  • Available to present on March 8th as a finalist
  • U of T students and alumni are strongly encouraged to register and complete the free UTE IP Education Program – Level 1 modules (~2 hours) before the competition.

Important Dates:

  • Applications open – January 4th
  • Applications deadline – February 1st
  • Pitch Preparation Workshop – February 10th 
  • Judging – February 19th – 4:00 to 6:30 pm

Our Early Stage Finalists

Our Later Stage Finalists

Our Panelists

Partners

Organizers