Win $5000 at the Venture Initiative Social Innovation Pitch Competition!

Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Win $5000 at the Venture Initiative Social Innovation Pitch Competition! This March 18th, 2021 get a chance for you and your team to take your social impact venture to the next level. Apply today, be selected to pitch live, and get a chance to grow your passion and impact into a sustainable venture. Those chosen to pitch will have 5 minutes to give it their best shot.

The Ventures Initiative provides students who are running a social enterprise, social venture or project that is affecting the community with money to move their initiative forward. In order to apply, you must be a current student at the University of Ottawa and you must clearly describe how your initiative is creating social impact.

The social Innovation Competition is open to all undergraduate and masters students at the University of Ottawa, encouraging all students who are working social impact and social venture projects to apply.

While having a project that is already underway and creating an impact is magnificent, we encourage all students to apply even if they are still at the concept and validation stages of their ideas.

Students can apply as individuals or as groups. Fill out the online form.

1st Prize: $5000
2nd Prize: $2500
3rd Prize: $1000

All winners will also get mentorship opportunities with our University of Ottawa Social Innovator in Residence Fahd Alhattab.

Applications close March 11th at 6:00 pm. Those selected to pitch will be notified by March 15th. All of the applications invited to pitch will receive a link to the event, and will have a prep call with Fahd Alhattab to ensure success on the day of the pitches.

Agenda on March 24th 2021 - Get your tickets for the event:

4:00 - 4:30 PM: Introduction

4:30 - 6:30: Pitches and Questions

6:30 - 7:00 PM: Announcements of Winners

If you have any additional questions please contact Entrepreneur in Residence Fahd Alhattab:

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