Medicine Hat College (MHC) is inviting the community to watch as aspiring student entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of local professionals, and compete for their share of over $30,000 in grants, cash prizes and mentorship at the Start Up Company Pitch Competition.
Hosted on May 16, 2018 in the Eresman Theatre, this event runs from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is free of charge.
Christie Dick, entrepreneur advisor for MHC’s Entrepreneur Development Centre (EDC) mentions that this year’s competition will be both inspiring and entertaining.
“What’s neat about the businesses is that they are from very different sectors including: agriculture and cannabis, handmade goods, fan merchandise and the coffeehouse industry. These entrepreneurs are passionate and come with big personalities and innovative ideas – which should make for a very entertaining event.”
Awards will also be given out for Best Pitch, Most Innovative and People’s Choice.
The judges include local professionals and members of EDC’s advisory committee.
“Our judges range in expertise and experience. They are either entrepreneurs themselves or are committed to supporting startups,” says Dick. “They are valued for their financial knowledge, business savvy and most of all commitment to supporting our community and entrepreneurship.”
EDC partner RBC mentions that they are excited to be part of this event and see the calibre of presenters.
“Canada’s young entrepreneurs have the power to shape our communities and drive our economy,” says Tim Panabaker, senior account manager, commercial financial services. “RBC is proud to create opportunities and support the growth of these courageous and innovative trailblazers.”
If you are interested in attending you can register at: www.mhc.ab.ca/EDC. Free parking will be available to those that register by Eventbrite.ca. For a sneak peek of the pitchers visit: www.mhc.ab.ca/pitchcompetition.
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