About this Event
At Volition, we believe that you never know what can come from a conversation. We support entrepreneurs across Canada and beyond by providing space for conversations, connections, and practical skill-building--and that's what our pitch events are all about!
We've hosted over 85 pitch events with 5000+ attendees, and we're excited to host this next event, Women's Pitch Canada, just in time to celebrate Canada Day 2020!
LINK TO JOIN: Available upon registration - doors close after 30mins
APPLY TO PITCH BEFORE JUNE 23 (more info below): https://forms.gle/chTR2EkJ9SimDysr7
What to Expect
On June 30th, join us in cheering on eight women-identified entrepreneurs from across the country, who will brave the virtual 'stage' to test out their startup pitch, with the goal of getting strategic feedback from leaders in the Canadian startup ecosystem.
The pitchers will have 3-minutes to present their pitch (in English), in front of an industry panel and 'live' audience.
As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to vote on the audience top pitch, as well as engage with pitchers and panel via polls, Q&A and Live Chat. And, if you feel you can support the pitcher or just want to get in contact, we'll provide space for that as well.
For our part, we are committed to creating a comfortable and engaging space for all who attend.
Who's on the panel?
- Melanie Ewan: Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Volition (host)
- Helina Patience: CEO at Entreflow
- Elise Ahenkorah: Founder & Executive Director of #shemeets, Inclusion Strategist at Inclusion FACTOR
Who is this event for?
Our Virtual Pitch Events attract upwards of 100 engaged audience members keen to learn and make solid connections. This includes:
- Entrepreneurs (and aspiring ones)
- Ecosystem supporters and service providers
- ...and those who are just plain curious
The pitchers: Startups, early to growth stage, looking for practical experience presenting their 3-minute startup pitch. This is a great opportunity to test your message and gain feedback and tactical tips from industry leaders in entrepreneurship.
Your run of show
Room will be open 5 minutes before 'doors'
13:00 - 13:15 PDT | 16:00-16:15 EDT - Check-in and Opening Remarks
13:15 - 14:45 PDT | 16:15 - 17:45 EDT - Pitch and Presentations
14:45 - 15:00 PDT | 17:45 - 18:00 EDT - Audience vote on Top Pitch and Wrap Up
NOTE: doors close after 30 minutes
Pitch application [APPLY BY MIDNIGHT (PDT) JUNE 23]
If you are applying to pitch, you do not need to register for a ticket as well. Follow this link apply to pitch; you will receive a confirmation email regarding your application within 72 hours.
- We will be accepting applications from women-identified entrepreneurs all across Canada and will strive for geographic diversity.
- You can be at any stage (ideation to growth) and in any vertical/industry
Tickets for this event are 'pay what you can' to ensure that the event is accessible to all.
As a small business, your support is greatly appreciated. Proceeds help to ensure that we can continue to cover costs for our monthly event programming, including support for our team and the cost of the event platform.
Words from past attendees:
"Thanks for hosting a really great event today in Amsterdam! I've attended many many pitch events and I thought today's was in its own class as far as comfortable environment and constructive feedback for the pitchers." - Kelly Adam
“I really enjoyed the event and found it incredibly useful. I was actually pitching for my non profit again [the next weekend] and won an award which includes a cash prize for the organisation, and I think the feedback I got from the Volition event was really instrumental in helping me improve my pitch for that. So thank you!!” - Women’s Pitch Night Amsterdam runner-up
"I‘m really thankful to have had the opportunity to pitch at Volition Pitch Nights because that really changed the course of my pitching career. I never thought I would be so comfortable pitching. I definitely recommend the pitch nights to every entrepreneur!" - Andrei Matei, Founfer of Robbox
- Virtual Event - Zoom