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OCE Elevator Pitch contest at Discovery 09

discovery2009_logo The Ontario Centres for Excellence is hosting an Elevator Pitch contest on May 12, 2009 at Discovery 09 event. First place prize is Cdn$5000 and second place is Cdn$2000. Not shabby for a 700 word entry.

Step into OCE’s Elevator Pitch contest – 12 May 2009
Metro Convention Centre, Toronto

Venture capitalists and angel investors can spot a good business pitch in roughly the time it takes to ride an elevator. Test your pitch by getting in on the Elevator Pitch at Discovery 09. Go one-on-one, face-to-face with leading VCs and angel investors and deliver a compelling overview of your tech-based business idea in five minutes or less. Capture their attention, advice, and a chance to win cash prizes for best pitch.

To enter, visit

Startups need to submit a 700 word maximum submission that covers the following:

  • Describe the product or service and its underlying technology
  • What is the market need – what is the value proposition to your intended customers?
  • What is the sustainable competitive advantage of your product or service?
  • Describe the market and market size.
  • What is your market entry strategy?

Submissions are due by April 16, 2009.

  1. Hey David, thanks a lot for the heads up on this, I appreciate it!

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