Aspiring Entrepreneurs With a Business Idea Can Apply For Pitch It! Competition, With $300 in Cash Prizes Available

FastStart invites students at Trent University and Fleming College to submit their innovative business ideas for the sixth annual Pitch It! competition, a competition for students that aspire to enter entrepreneurship to practice pitching. 

Students are encouraged to think of an awesome business idea and apply by October 9 for a panel of judges to review.

Finalists will be chosen and will then film themselves pitching their business idea. A Fleming College finalist and Trent University finalist will each receive $150 cash if their idea comes out on top. The Peterborough Region Angel Network is sponsoring the prizes.

This event serves as an opportunity for young and aspiring entrepreneurs to push themselves into pitching a business idea and getting feedback from real professionals, and encourage putting those ideas into action.

“This annual event has always provided a great opportunity for Trent and Fleming students to get out of their comfort zone and practice pitching a business idea,” says Rose Terry, Marketing Manager and Senior Innovation Specialist at the Innovation Cluster. “Many students from previous competitions have stayed in entrepreneurship and have even taken their business to market.”

The application deadline is October 9. Judges will review all applications and announce the finalists October 16.

Pitch It! Timeline:
Announcement and rules: September 28th, 2020
Deadline for application: October 9th, 2020
Finalists Announced: October 16th, 2020
Pitch Workshop: October 19th – 12 pm
Video Submissions Due: October 26th, 2020
Winners Announced: October 30th, 2020

For more information about Pitch It! and to apply, visit http://www.innovationcluster.ca/programs/pitch-it/ 

Check out last year’s winners here!