PITCH TO WIN AT STARTUP CANADA DAY ON THE HILL

Startup Canada and UPS Canada have partnered to bring you Demo Day on the Hill – the official pitch competition of Startup Canada Day on the Hill

Startup Canada and UPS Canada are looking for export-oriented companies to pitch at Demo Day on the Hill  and showcase their product. An export-oriented company means that your company intends to go global or your company is already global.

Demo Day on the Hill is an official competition of the Startup Canada Global Podium Initiative.  Canadian entrepreneurs are some of the most talented entrepreneurs in the world! This is why Global Podium Initiative connects startups to support and global opportunities so that Canadian startups can compete on the global stage.

MC | Dr. Sean Wise
Entrepreneurship Professor, Ryerson University

Judges

Judge | Claude Haw
Investor, Capital Angel Network

Judge | Aydin Mirzaee
Founder, FluidReview

Judge | Douglas Soltys
Editor-in-Chief, BetaKit

Judge | Susan Richards
Founder & CEO, Casual

Judge | Paul Gaspar
Director of Small Business, UPS

Judge | Laurie Davis
Founder & Investor, Capital Angel Network

THE PRIZE (valued at $15,000)

  • $1,000 cash prize.
  • Tent at Startup Soiree to showcase your startup. Startup Soiree is May 5th, 5pm-8pm. Value $2000.
  • Opportunity to pitch to UPS for additional support. 
  • One-on-one mentorship meetings with top entrepreneurs, investors in Canada.
  • Pitch coaching by Dr. Sean Wise – advisor on CBC’s Dragons’ Den and expert on startups and venture capital.
  • Startup Canada Marketing Bundle. Value $10,000.

WHAT HAPPENS AT DEMO DAY ON THE HILL?

Finalists will be selected to pitch/demo in front of industry leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, and potential customers. Demo Day on the Hill will have three parts:

  • Pitch your company. (e.g. What do you do? What problem do you solve? What’s your business model? What’s your market?, etc.) – 5 minutes
  • Q&A – 5 minutes

STARTUP CANADA GLOBAL PODIUM INITIATIVE

Startup Canada and UPS Canada, have initiated the Startup Canada Global Podium Initiative to help Canadian entrepreneurs OWN THE PODIUM at global competitions. At the core, the initiative showcases and connects Canadian entrepreneurs and startups to global opportunities and markets.

TIMELINE

  • April 21, 2016 at 11:59 pm | Application DeadlineApply for your chance to participate in Demo Day on the Hill.
  • April 22, 2016 | Finalists Selected – You will be informed that you will participate in Demo Day on the Hill.
  • May 5, 2016 | Demo Day on the Hill – Pitch your company to industry leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, and potential customers. Finalists will also have an opportunity to exhibit during the Startup Soiree on May 5, 2016 (Value of $2000).