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BC Startup Showcase: Black Entrepreneurs
27 October 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Throughout 2022, Volition is delivering Discovery Foundation’s Regional Investor Readiness Program, offering entrepreneurs across B.C. an opportunity to rise and thrive with free startup business advising, pitch masterclasses, and Startup Showcases.——
Our October Startup Showcase will be co-hosted with our friends at BEBC, an organized, unified voice advocating for and supporting Black entrepreneurs and businesses in Canada. We are excited to join forces with BEBC to support and feature Black entrepreneurs from across the province of BC.
LINK TO JOIN EVENT: We will be using Buzzit! Link available upon registration.
APPLY TO PITCH: https://thisisvolition.typeform.com/applicationform
NOTE: all applicants will be invited to an exclusive Pitch Masterclass in advance of the pitch event, and all finalists will be offered 1:1 pitch coaching.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE EVENT
Get ready to meet six up-and-coming entrepreneurs, and gain valuable insights from a panel of industry and subject matter experts. Curious about the art of investor pitching? Be ready to take notes!
As an attendee, you will have access to:
- Q&As, Audience Voting, and in-session chat;
- Speaker and pitcher profiles, and;
- the opportunity to DM whoever you’d like.
If you haven’t been to a Buzzit-hosted event before, this is a fantastic Vancouver-born event platform that puts the audience first. You will be able to access all profiles before the event, pre-submit questions, and even return after the event has finished to remind yourself of who was there and what you were chatting about in the DM’s.
See you there!
INTERESTED IN PITCHING??
You will have 3 minutes to present your startup pitch in front of a panel of investors and industry experts, and audience.
The panel has 5 minutes to ask questions and provide strategic feedback, and you will have the chance to earn a cash prize ($500) and in kind rewards from local sponsors.
Pitch spots are open to Black founders and Black-led startups from across British Columbia.
Pitch applications will be accepted until July 8th: https://thisisvolition.typeform.com/applicationform
RUN OF SHOW (PST):
1:00 | Opening Remarks + Partner and Panel Introduction
1:20 | Pitch and Presentations from startups
2:40 | Panel Deliberates and Audience vote
2:50 | Announce Top Pitch + Wrap Up
FEEDBACK PANELISTS (TBA)
Volition helps startup founders navigate their knowledge gaps, pain points, and “Now What?” moments, bringing clarity and confidence to their entrepreneurial journey. We support Founders and their teams through:
- Educational Programs
- Startup Advising
- Community Events
We believe that you never know what can come from a conversation and continually look for ways to create opportunities for connection and collaboration. Volition has hosted over 120 Pitch Events across Canada, the U.S., and Europe, with 7000+ audience members and over 700 startups pitching at these events.
About Black Entrepreneurs and Businesses of Canada
BEBC is a black-led organization representing Black businesses in Canada. We provide a unified platform for advocating and supporting Black entrepreneurs and businesses in Canada to help them grow, scale up and become sustainable. In addition to advocacy, we help facilitate access to financing (Federal, Provincial, and Local), as well as provide advisory and mentorship services to our members.
About Discovery Foundation
A registered charity, the Discovery Foundation has been a committed champion and enabler of the science and technology sector in BC since its formation in 1979. Its principal activity is the delivery of the Technology Education Program via agents that provide education and guidance to entrepreneurs in BC. When possible, the Foundation also provides funds for research and scholarships.