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March Madness Pitch Competition

 

The competition showcases post-secondary student pitchers throughout the month of March. Modelled after the NCAA March Madness basketball competition, 64 student entrepreneurs from across Canada will be selected to compete head-to-head in brackets as they strive to eventually be declared the best in the country

Are you a student entrepreneur ? Does your idea have what it takes?

*Application to the competition close on February 24, 2022. Make sure to register.

Schedule

The bracket along with times and Streamyard link for each head-to-head battle will be posted in the competition bracket on this page after students are selected. All times and Streamyard links will be set at the competition’s outset allowing students who make it through each round to encourage friends, family and other supporters to log on to view their next pitch. This also allows the pitch competition to become a spectator sport, with anyone from the community able to hop onto our facebook page (facebook.com/smuec.ca) for any head-to-head battle.

Round 1 Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
March 3 – 11 March 14 – 18 March 21  – 25 March 28 – 39 March 30

 

Overview

After being selected, students will be provided with the date and time of pitch, a pre- existing pitch rubric, and list of questions that will be randomly posed at presentation time. Development sessions will be provided for participants to prepare them for their month-long battle to victory.

Prizes

After the conclusion of final events, the prize money would be invested towards the best student entrepreneur’s idea or business with total cash prizes provided by Metronome United, and legal services provide by Goodlawyer, valued over $19,000

1st place team- $10,000 + One Year of Goodlawyer Pro

2nd place team- $5,000 + One Year of Goodlawyer Pro

3rd and 4th place team- $1,000+ One Year of Goodlawyer Pro

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Criteria

  •   Business/idea must be student-run and -owned
  •   Can be in the idea or operational phase
  •   Annual revenue not to exceed $20,000
  •   Must not have previously received any sort of venture capital, or Angel investments.
  • Must have been a student at a post-secondary institution from Sept to Dec 2021 (students who have graduated in the Winter term 2022 are still eligible)

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Contact us

If you have any questions or need more information please contact via email at marchmadness@smu.ca

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