pitch competition

Imminy wins $3,000 at Conestoga College Pitch Day Competition

Posted by on March 27th, 2015

On March 24th, TESI & Laurier LaunchPad startup Imminy joined Conestoga College students from various Centre for Entrepreneurship programs in pitching their business ideas to Michael Wekerle of CBC’s Dragon’s Den, and other community leaders. Robert Saavedra, cofounder of Imminy, won $3,000 in the Technology Enabled Social Innovation (TESI) Category at the first ever Conestoga […]

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First-year Laurier BBA students compete in annual PepsiCo Pitch Competition

Posted by on February 13th, 2015

On Friday, Feb. 6, Wilfrid Laurier University’s School of Business & Economics hosted its sixth-annual PepsiCo Pitch Competition. The competition, which introduces over 1,000 first-year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) students to the ‘art of the pitch,’ features students’ individual two-minute ‘elevator’ pitches for a new business idea. All first-year BBA students participate in the […]

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Pitch Tips From Race Day

Posted by on June 6th, 2014

I’ve run two half marathons in my life, and other than the obvious health benefits, blisters, and race t-shirts that come standard, I am surprised by the number of things I learned during my race training that are useful in my life as an entrepreneur – particularly when it comes to pitching to investors. I […]

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Vidhub wins Laurier Entrepreneurship Competition and $5,000

Posted by on March 3rd, 2014

Last week on February 26th, 6 startup teams presented to a panel of judges in the hopes of walking away with some amazing prizing. Congratulations to the top 3 teams: 1st place – Vidhub: $5,000 and $3,000 worth of video services from George Briggs 2nd place – Marmanbee: $2,000 3rd place – Teknically: $1,000 The winning startup, Vidhub, is […]

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Come see the Laurier Entrepreneurship Competition on February 26th

Posted by on February 20th, 2014

Join us on Wednesday, February 26th for the final round of the Laurier Entrepreneurship Competition. Stop by the Senate & Board Chambers on campus at 3pm to see amazing presentations from the 6 finalist teams: Marmanbee If you ask people about a favourite gift, they’ll often describe a trip or an event. They hardly ever […]

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2014 PepsiCo Pitch Competition Recap

Posted by on February 12th, 2014

The PepsiCo Pitch Competition is an annual event that challenges first year students to develop a 2-minute elevator pitch for a new business idea that they’re working on in class. All first year BBA students perform their pitch to their lab class and teaching assistant to get a grade, and then two students from each lab […]

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Students Develop Market Strategies for Research Projects

Posted by on December 5th, 2013

On November 22nd, Laurier hosted an event called Research 2 Revenue. It was a joint effort between Laurier’s Office of Research Services, the Faculty of Science, LaunchPad, and Startup Laurier. It all started with 6 innovations that were created by researchers/faculty members right here at Laurier. They were: A health-tracking app for the smartphone market […]

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What it Takes to Win C3

Posted by on December 2nd, 2013

As a budding entrepreneur full of nothing but raw ambition, fantasy business ideas, and inexperience, I could not have been more excited to open my acceptance email from C3 Inspire informing me I had been given a spot in their semi-annual Inspire event. C3 is an organization bridging the gap between entrepreneurial talent at WLU […]

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