Startup Grind: Drop Your Pitch

Feb 25, 2021, 11:00 PM – Feb 26, 2021, 1:00 AM

Join us February 25th as Startup Grind presents Drop Your Pitch — a live pitch competition that combines networking, valuable advice from leaders in the field, Q&As and an opportunity for you to cast your vote as part of the live audience!

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About this event

Join us February 25th as Startup Grind presents Drop Your Pitch — a live pitch competition that combines networking, valuable advice from leaders in the field, Q&As and an opportunity for you to cast your vote as part of the live audience!

At Drop Your Pitch three entrepreneurs will present their best sales pitch to a panel of judges in front of a live audience for a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card! Our judging panel will critique the pitches and both our judges and live audience will cast their vote on the winning pitch.

But that’s not all! Two of our judges — Bob Weese, Managing Partner of B2B Sales Connections and Frank Auddino, Spark Centre’s Angel in Residence — will also provide the audience with valuable insight into how to create a strong sales pitch and alter that pitch to engage investors.


The Contestants:

Boyd Reid, Co-Founder & COO of Hop In

Joel Davies, VP of Marketing for Render Developments

Griffin LeBlanc, Sales Manager for Stratosfy


The Judges:

Sherry Colbourne, President & CEO of Spark Centre

Frank Auddino, Spark Centre Angel in Residence

Kristen Marumoto, General Manager, Spark Angel Network

Moderated by: Bob Weese, Managing Partner of B2B Sales Connections & Spark Centre advisor


Don’t miss this exciting evening of networking, thought-leadership and a chance to cheer on your fellow entrepreneurs and cast your vote!


6 PM – Networking

6:30 PM – Creating the perfect sales pitch

7:15 PM – Live competition


ABOUT THE CONTESTANTS

HOP IN

Boyd Reid is the Co-Founder & COO of Hop In —whose tech helps companies contribute to the safety and efficiency of their employees’ commute. Hop In’s logistics software mobilizes shuttle solutions to fill the gap left by public transit, helping companies retain more talent and access larger hiring pools outside of their local recruitment area.

STRATOSFY

Griffin LeBlanc is the Sales Manager for Stratosfy — a proud Canadian company that combines the power of mobility, IoT, Machine Learning and AI to transform the way organizations operate. Stratosfy’s technology provides real-time workforce visibility to property management and commercial cleaning organizations to assure accurate service delivery and automated supervision with time-stamped audit-ready reports.

RENDER DEVELOPMENTS

Joel Davies brings over 20 years of digital marketing experience to his role as VP of Marketing with Render Developments. The world class animation team at Render Developments works with the top builders and real estate developers in Canada to bring any project to life with the use of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Architectural Renderings, 3D Animation, Lifestyle Videos and Real Estate Animation. 

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When

When

February 25 – 26, 2021
11:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC

Agenda

Event Start - Networking Begins
How to create the perfect sales pitch
Live Competition
Event Ends

Organizers

  • Kristina Svana

    Spark Centre

    Chapter Director

  • Kailee Somers

    Spark Centre

    Co-Director

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