Winners of $500 Announced For Top Aspiring Entrepreneurs That Pitched Their Business Ideas at Pitch It!
In the Dragon’s Den-style pitch competition, the winners are:
Paper Planter Project – 1st place $350
Compostable planting containers as educational modules to teach children through experiential learning about gardening, growing their own food, sustainability, and patience.
- Joao Broges, Oanh Ho & Vanessa Mathieu
Eco-Care Project – 2nd place $150
Providing lawn care services in an eco-friendly way through reducing traditional gas engines and using electrical technologies.
- Shane Willis & Tanner
Judges included Rhonda Keenan, President and CEO, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development; Yves LaFortune, Executive Director, Peterborough Region Angel Network and John Gillis, President and CEO, Innovation Cluster – Peterborough and the Kawarthas.
“This annual event is a great opportunity for any local aspiring entrepreneur attending Trent or Fleming to get out of their comfort zone and practice pitching a business idea,” says Braden Clark, Innovation Specialist at the Innovation Cluster.
Many participants from previous Pitch It! competitions have applied to enter the Innovation Cluster incubator and FastStart programming.