Pitch Canada (virtual) | October 22
Are you a startup with operations in Canada wanting to gain visibility, feedback, and connections?
APPLY TO PITCH BEFORE OCT. 15 @10 PM PDT (more info below): https://forms
At Volition, we support entrepreneurs from across Canada and beyond by providing space for conversations, connections, and practical skill-building–and that’s what our pitch events are all about!
We’ve hosted almost 100 pitch events with 5000+ attendees, and we’re excited to host this next event, Pitch Canada!
Who’s on the panel?
- Melanie Ewan: Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Volition (host)
- Annika Lui: Labs Director at League of Innovators
- Paul Brassard: Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Volition
WHAT TO EXPECT
Up to eight entrepreneurs from across Canada will take the virtual ‘stage’ to present their 3-minute startup pitch and receive strategic feedback from leaders in the Canadian startup ecosystem.
Attendees! You will have the opportunity to vote on a ‘top pitch’, as well as engage with pitchers and panel via polls, Q&A and Live Chat. If you can support a pitcher or want to connect, we’ll provide space for that as well.
For our part, we commit to creating a comfortable and engaging space for the startup community to gather.
THIS EVENT IS FOR…
Up to 100 community members who keen to connect and learn with other in the startup ecosystem. This includes:
- Entrepreneurs (and aspiring ones)
- Ecosystem supporters and service providers
- …and those who are just plain curious
The pitchers: Startups, early to growth stage, wanting to gain pitch feedback, visibility, and tactical tips from industry leaders in entrepreneurship. NOTE: you do not have to be raising capital to pitch.
THIS EVENT IS NOT FOR…companies applying to pitch with a sole intent of ‘selling’ their product or service to our community.
RUN OF SHOW
13:00 – 13:15 PDT | 16:00-16:15 EDT – Check-in and Opening Remarks
13:15 – 14:45 PDT | 16:15 – 17:45 EDT – Pitch and Presentations
14:45 – 15:00 PDT | 17:45 – 18:00 EDT – Audience vote on Top Pitch and Wrap Up
NOTE: doors close after 30 minutes
Pitch application [APPLY BY 10 PM PDT OCTOBER 15]
If you are applying to pitch, you do not need to register for a ticket as well. Follow this link apply to pitch; you will receive a confirmation email regarding your application within 72 hours. NOTES:
- In order for your application to be accepted, you need to be based in or have operations in Canada.
- We will be accepting applications from entrepreneurs all across Canada and will strive for geographic and gender diversity.
- You can be at any stage (ideation to growth) and in any vertical/industry
Words from past attendees:
“Thanks for hosting a really great event today in Amsterdam! I’ve attended many many pitch events and I thought today’s was in its own class as far as comfortable environment and constructive feedback for the pitchers.” – Kelly Adam
“I really enjoyed the event and found it incredibly useful. I was actually pitching for my non profit again [the next weekend] and won an award which includes a cash prize for the organisation, and I think the feedback I got from the Volition event was really instrumental in helping me improve my pitch for that. So thank you!!” – Women’s Pitch Night Amsterdam runner-up
“I‘m really thankful to have had the opportunity to pitch at Volition Pitch Nights because that really changed the course of my pitching career. I never thought I would be so comfortable pitching. I definitely recommend the pitch nights to every entrepreneur!” – Andrei Matei, Founfer of Robbox
Pitch Canada (virtual) | October 22
October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm