More than a competition

#PitchChallenge is an opportunity for company builders to connect with investors, clients and talent.
To amplify your reach within the innovation ecosystem. To attract the resources you need to build your business.

#CanadianDream
#PitchChallenge
2019

Do whatever works. 
This is entrepreneurship at its best.
Show your passion. Let your personality shine.  

Go viral. Post your pitch on social media.

YOUR PITCH
Who are you? What are you working on?

DREAM BIG
What are you trying to achieve?

CALL TO ACTION
Think of your closing statement as a call to action.
Ask for social media or community engagement.

Post online by: October 30th, 2018 


Share your vision. Post your video to Facebook/Linkedin

Hashtags: #CanadianDream #PitchChallenge

 
 

The most inspiring videos will be featured at Canadian Dream Summit 2019.


Welcome to 150,000 Social Media Impressions

Prabhjeev Gambhir
Founder, CEO at Homeshares

Imran Mouna
Co-founder, InStage VR

Mary Catherine (MC) LittleJohn
What is your vision for Canada?

Stuart Campbell
Founder, CEO at Passen

Hannah Chisholm
Founder at Eggcitables (Nova Scotia)

Erica Pearson
Co-Founder, CEO at Vacation Fund


Current & Past Judges

Christophe Bourque - White Star Capital - Venture Capital
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Christophe Bourque | Principal
White Star Capital

Christophe has been working with and investing in technology, media and telecom companies for over a decade. His experience ranges from personal angel investments to growth equity.

In his previous role as a Principal at Tandem Expansion Fund, a $300m late stage venture capital fund, Christophe identified, executed and managed investments in numerous software, digital media and digital consumer companies. He also has a track record of helping entrepreneurs build shareholder value through operating roles such as CFO and Advisor. He began his career in Investment Banking at Canaccord Genuity and BMO Capital Markets where he advised TMT clients.

He currently serves on the Advisory Committee of Kinova Inc., a leading robotics platform provider, and is a Director of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation. Christophe graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He was born in Canada, has lived in London and now shares his time between Toronto and Montreal.

White Star Capital is an early-stage venture capital fund that backs exceptional entrepreneurs with global ambitions, leveraging extensive experience and networks to help them scale their businesses internationally.


Ajay Gopal | Principal
Framework Venture Partners

Ajay is a Principal with Framework Venture Partners. Based in Toronto, Ajay comes to the firm with close to 10 years of investing and capital markets experience. Ajay’s responsibilities with the firm include deal sourcing, due diligence and assisting portfolio companies with operational and strategic initiatives.

Prior to Framework, Ajay most recently worked in venture capital as an Associate Principal at the BDC IT Venture Fund in Toronto. Prior to this, Ajay worked with a variety of investment platforms including direct private equity and hedge fund strategies while initially starting his career in investment banking at Citigroup, straddling both New York City and Toronto.

Framework Venture Partners was founded in 2018 with the mission of helping founding teams and CEOs build world-class companies. Led by its Founding Partners who together bring more than 35 years of domestic and international VC experience, Framework invests in companies re-imagining how AI and Machine Learning can be delivered to and consumed by large addressable markets.

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Jasmin Ganie-Hobbs - BDC Capital

Jasmin Ganie-Hobbs | Director, Tech Finance
Business Development Bank of Canada

Jasmin is Director Tech Finance at the Business Development Bank of Canada. Jasmin works extensively with emerging technology, innovation, knowledge based companies, and women entrepreneurs. 

Jasmin provides both financial and consulting solutions to entrepreneurs. She serves as a Champion for both the technology industry and women entrepreneurs. As such, Jasmin is a frequent industry guest speaker.

Jasmin is well known in the market, and has successfully worked with many of the best and brightest companies. Much of her success lies in her astute ability to determine the credibility of a business's management team, and the potential for commercialization and success. She has consistently earned top ranks at BDC, and is currently providing analysis on “Beyond the Deal” for Dragon’s Den.

Business Development Bank of Canada - BDC Capital

 
 
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David Dufresne

Montréal, Québec


Christian Lassonde

Toronto, Ontario

Maor Amar

Montréal, Québec

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Impression Ventures


 
 
serves as the Managing Partner of Ferst Capital Partners
serves as the Managing Partner of Ferst Capital Partners

Dominique Ferst

Montréal, Québec


 

Craig Leonard

Toronto, Ontario

MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund
 

Stéphane Pilette

Montréal, Québec

 
Anges Québec

Francois Lafortune

Montréal, Québec

Karel Vuong

Montréal, Québec
Toronto, Ontario

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Rob Skully

Manulife Capital Ventures

Cheryl Cheung

Manulife Capital Ventures

 
 
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ScaleUp Ventures - Matt Roberts

Matt Roberts

ScaleUP Ventures

 

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Post online by: October 30th, 2018