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CCSBE 2021 Student Pitch Competition

October 20 @ 6:00 pm 8:30 pm

This year’s conference theme is Driving Economic and Social Recovery: Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation and we want to hear from students of all disciplines from across the globe!

As part of the annual CCSBE Conference, we are pleased to announce the first-ever Student Pitch Competition for full-time college and university students! Whether you have a budding idea, or are in the early stages of planning and launching your business, submit your 3- minute video pitch and complete a business model canvas for your chance to live pitch at the conference on October 20th and compete for prizes of up to $3,500 and 1-on-1 mentorship with our entrepreneurship experts!

The Top 20 submissions will be posted to compete for the People’s Choice Award which is based on public votes.

The Top 10 winners will go on to pitch live (virtually) to a panel of judges at the CCSBE Conference on October 20th at 7:00 PM ADT (6:00 PM EDT). Live pitches will be restricted to 1 minute only with a short Q&A period.

The Top 20 submissions will be posted to compete for the People’s Choice Award which is based on public votes.

About CCSBE:

The Canadian Council for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) is a Federally incorporated non‐profit organization created to:

  • provide a forum for the exchange of ideas by people working in the support of or for the development of small business and entrepreneurship in Canada,
  • foster the development of entrepreneurial activities in Canada, and
  • provide opportunities for networking and the exchange of information and ideas relevant to small business and entrepreneurship.

This year’s CCSBE Conference, hosted by the J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship focuses on diverse and inclusive approaches to advancing entrepreneurship and driving economic and social recovery across sectors and countries – and adopts a comparative and international perspective in addressing topics related to entrepreneurship, innovation and technology.

Researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, administrators, students, policy makers and all interested in advancing entrepreneurship and small business are invited to participate in this great gathering.

As we look to re-open our economies, there’s never been a more critical time to convene, discuss and open the dialogue on how we support small businesses and build resilient companies in light of the challenges introduced by Covid-19.