Student Pitch Finale

Description: The Spark Centre’s first cohort in the Youth Accelerator Program came to a close with their Finale Pitch Presentations this past August 11. The finale featured 11 post-secondary student companies giving a 3 minute investment pitch on the businesses they had been building over the summer. The program which is done in partnership with Durham College’s Summer Accelerator and UOIT’s Brilliant Summer Incubator saw 20 student companies spend four months receiving hands on advisory services, free office space at The Loft and seed financing from both the college and university. Of the 20 companies, 11 qualified for the Finale Pitch Presentation. The overall finale winner was Henlen Watches, who were selected by a panel of judges as the $2,500 Youth Accelerator Program Winner. This program was a fantastic opportunity for some of Durham’s student entrepreneurs - helping them to come together and build their businesses while giving them practical exposure to entrepreneurship as a career path. A Fall Youth Accelerator Program in also planned.

Start Time: August 11th, 2015 at 12:00am
End Time: August 11th, 2015 at 7:00pm
Location: Oshawa Public Library: McLaughlin Branch
Address: 65 Bagot Street

City: Oshawa
Province: ON
Postal Code:

Website: www.eventbrite.ca/e/student-accelerator-pitch-finale-tickets-17674558079
Student Pitch Finale - Kristof & Michael Kristof & Michael Student Pitch Finale - Cindy Symons-Milroy, Director of Economic Development for the City of Oshawa, Rhonda Keenan, Oshawa's Business Development Manager & Denis Croft, President & CEO of the Spark Centre Cindy Symons-Milroy, Director of Economic Development for the City of Oshawa, Rhonda Keenan, Oshawa's Business Development Manager & Denis Croft, President & CEO of the Spark Centre Student Pitch Finale - Elisabet, Kara & Michael Elisabet, Kara & Michael Student Pitch Finale - Michael & Rebecca (@FastStartDC) Michael & Rebecca (@FastStartDC) Student Pitch Finale - Michael, Kyle, Greg, Kristof, Justin & Michael Michael, Kyle, Greg, Kristof, Justin & Michael Student Pitch Finale - Katina & Kristine from the Spark Centre Katina & Kristine from the Spark Centre Student Pitch Finale - Mayor Henry stopped by to give a pep talk to the 11 start up businesses as they prepared to give their pitches Mayor Henry stopped by to give a pep talk to the 11 start up businesses as they prepared to give their pitches Student Pitch Finale - Delush Drinks presents a 3 minute investment pitch during the finale Delush Drinks presents a 3 minute investment pitch during the finale Student Pitch Finale - Kristof Lindale presents a pitch during the evening event Kristof Lindale presents a pitch during the evening event