PITCH101, Atlantic Canada’s 60-Second Pitch Series takes place on Friday, February 1, 1–5 pm at UPEI’s Don & Marion McDougall Hall, Room 242. The event, which is organized by Invest Atlantic and co-sponsored by ACOA, Innovation PEI, and the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce brings together students, startups, young and seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors for a networking forum.
The event starts off with an inspiring hour-long “fireside discussion” emceed by UPEI’s Dean of the School of Business, Alan Duncan. The discussion among guests and audience members will be on a specific topic such as “Access to Capital” carried over from the last Invest Atlantic Conference. Participants will then pitch for one minute to a panel of experienced pitch judges and the audience.
These pitches are designed to be a crucial first step in helping prepare entrepreneurs to develop longer pitches and demos for when they meet real-time investors and potential partners. UPEI has two students presenting their entrepreneurial ideas—Duncan Shaw, UPEI alumni and Board member, and Jevon MacDonald, former student and soon-to-be UPEI graduate.
UPEI encourages students to attend as the event is free for students and provides an opportunity to hear first-hand about entrepreneurship from some of the top entrepreneurs in the region. Click here to register.