Global Entrepreneurship Week: Pitch Clinic

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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Pitch Clinic

November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$5 – $20

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In the spirit of Global Entrepreneurship Week, we are hosting a Pitch Clinic sponsored by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking’s GEW Engagement Fund supported by Schulich School of Engineering, Faculty of Science, and Skunkworks Innovation Cooperative and facilitated by Tyler Massie of Market Grade to end the week with a bang!

Want to learn what makes a good business pitch and how to structure it? Learn the basics, build your pitch, meet with our mentors and practice your skills. As an added bonus, Kaben will be on site to make specialty coffees in addition to regular refreshments.

Finalists will be selected by mentors to compete in a “Pitch Off” for up to $10,000 of in-kind prizes including consultations from Bennett Jones, Market Grade, Deloitte, Royal Bank of Canada, & Skunkworks and more.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

Featuring Mentors:

  • Royal Bissell, Chief Product Officer, Nobal Technologies.
  • Victoria Brilz, Chief Marketing Officer, 4iiii Innovations.
  • Elena Dumitrascu, VP Strategic Partnerships, Cortex Business Solutions | Executive Advisor, Innovate Calgary | Member, A100.
  • Kris Hans, Strategist, Market Grade | Entrepreneur in Residence, W21C | Instructor, University of Calgary & Mount Royal University.
  • Mark Hawkins, Founder, Rentfaster.
  • David Hjulfors, Commercial Account Manager – Knowledge Based Industries & Business Services, Royal Bank of Canada.
  • Hind Masri, Associate, Bennett Jones LLP.
  • Tyler Massie, Strategist, Market Grade.
  • Amanda Moloney, Client Engagement Director, Chaordix.
  • Kismat Nijjar, Associate, Bennett Jones LLP.
  • Carlee Panylyk, Client Services Director, Deloitte LLP.
  • Rahim Sajan, Work Experience Teacher, Calgary Board of Education | Curator, TEDxCalgary | Senator, University of Calgary | Founder, Resourceful Human Project.
  • Sonny Shoker, Strategist, Market Grade.
  • Allison Swelin, Executive Director, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development | Co-Founder, Flexhub | Co-Founder, Culture LabxYYC.

Featured Judges:

  • Jeff Boyd, Regional President, Alberta and the Territories, Royal Bank of Canada.
  • Kris Hans, Strategist, Market Grade.
  • Karen Keck, Partner, Bennett Jones LLP.


November 18, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$5 – $20


Market Grade


Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary
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