These Kootenay entrepreneurs are taking all the risk…
Cheer them on, show your support and see who claims the grand prize!
Meet the Judges
Mentorship & Support
All accepted contestants receive a ton of free support!
- 1:1 pitch coaching from Master Pitch & Presentation Instructor and Coach, Paul Brassard from Volition (2 X 30-minute sessions)
- Free Volition Pitch & Presentation Masterclass (1.5 hours) prior to the pitch event which will provide you with their proven PSOyAS pitch methodology and unique insights into the investor mindset. They’ll go over the ‘must-haves’ and explore proven tactics to take your pitch from mediocre to memorable.
- 30-minute consultation with our local National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) advisor, Bruce Hardy. NRC IRAP provides advice, connections, and funding to help Canadian small and medium-sized businesses increase their innovation capacity and take ideas to market.
- 2-hour session with Tyler Rice of Rice & Company LLP. Tyler has experience in many facets of business, including operations, finance and marketing with an active ear and an eye trained to current industry expectations for growing businesses. With a quiver of contacts that span numerous sectors, industries and specializations, on many occasions a great idea is one phone-call away from taking the next step. Honing a pitch and connecting the pitcher with the right contact or assisting with slight pivots to align entrepreneurs with advancement to the next step is what Tyler offers each contestant.