Elevator Pitch competition

WHERE: Desmarais Building, 4101
WHEN: November 19, 2019 @ 5:00 - 7:30 pm

Validation prize: $3 000

Traction prizes:

First place: $10 000
Second Place: $5 000

People’s Choice: $2 000

Total of $35 000 in prizes - $20 000 in cash, $15 000 in professional services.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2019 @ 11:59pm

The Elevator Pitch Competition is a startup event that showcases the University of Ottawa’s youngest and sharpest entrepreneurs to compete against one another for prize money of up to $35 000. The competition is divided into 2 categories; Validation and Traction. The Validation category consists of companies that have not generated any revenue or have not been funded by any outside investors and are therefore validating their business model. They will be evaluated on innovation, presentation and viability by our Validation judging panel. The Traction category consists of companies that have generated revenue or have raised capital through outside investors. They will be evaluated on opportunity and strength in the marketplace by our Traction judging panel. Each company will have 2 minutes to pitch with a 1 minute Q&A portion from the judges. At the end of the evening, the judges will decide which companies will win the competition for their respective categories.

Validation Judges
to be announced…

Traction Judges
to be announced…

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**Check out the recap video from last year's event below**