Starting a business and putting your ideas into action is never an easy task. Many factors contribute to the success of your business including access to the right mentors, customers, and very often, start-up capital. With that, the NORCAT Innovation Mill is pleased to announce the launch of PITCH 2018!
On Thursday, April 26th, 2018 early stage entrepreneurial start-ups are invited to pitch their innovative business venture to a room full of prospective investors looking for their next great investment opportunity. The evening will feature presentations, angel investors, and judges. Finalists will have the chance to compete for the Judge’s Choice Award – an unrestricted cash prize – as well as the People’s Choice Award, a private dinner with a group of angel investors, to be voted for by audience members.
As part of the process all existing or prospective entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital are encouraged to learn more and complete NORCAT’s online application. All applications will be reviewed and evaluated, but only the top opportunities that would appeal to investors will be selected to present at PITCH 2018!
Deadline to apply is March 9, 2018 at 11:59pm.Apply for PITCH 2018 ►
PITCH 2018 Important Dates
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018: Launch and call for submissions
Friday, March 9th, 2018: All applications must be received by 11:50 pm on Friday, March 9th to be considered for PITCH 2018.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018: All applications will be reviewed by NORCAT Mentors and will be judged on three important criteria: clarity on describing the innovative business idea, the market problem you are solving, and who your customers are. Top ventures will be selected to present the evening of the event, and will be notified by email.
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018: The top ventures are invited to the Pitch workshop, delivered by TBD. This lecture focuses on key principles of effective communication to create an investor pitch, and will prepare the candidate for PITCH 2018.
March/April 2018: Presenters will work with NORCAT pitch coach to finalize pitch, event format, and last minute details.
Thursday, April 26th, 2018: Evening of PITCH 2018! Pitches will begin at 7:00 on sharp. Agenda to follow.
If you are interested in partnering with the NORCAT Innovation Mill to sponsor / contribute to this exciting evening, please contact Lindsay Lane, Associate, Startup Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss opportunities.
Event and Ticket Information:
Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Doors open at 6:30pm, Pitches begin at 7:00pm
Sudbury Theatre Centre
Ticket information will be released shortly.