National bank Elevator Pitch competition

WHERE: Desmarais Building, 4101
WHEN: November 13, 2018 @ 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Validation prize: $3 000
Traction prize(S): 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.

DEADLINE to apply IS NOVEMBER 1, 2018 @ 12:00PM.

The National Bank 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
Dasha Shakov - Parcelly and Gift Studio
Elliot Bourgeois - National Bank
Trevor Kennedy - Logan Katz LLP

Traction Judges
Nick Quain - Invest Ottawa
Paul Vallee - Pythian
Laura Venasse - Larbarge Weinstein LLP


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