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The Wilson Centre’s Pitch Party marked 10 years of celebrating the successes of Saskatchewan entrepreneurs Monday, November 6, 2017 at a sold-out event.

Pitch Party aims to connect creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs from across different backgrounds, showcase local startups, and get attendees thinking creatively and building ideas.

A highlight of the evening included a keynote from dynamic speaker W. Brett Wilson along with a foreword from special guest Rachel Mielke of Hillberg & Berk.

Pitch Competition Results

The results of the 2017 pitch competition were as follows:

Best Pitch Award – güd eats inc. (Chris Cole)

  • “Crave-Worthy Plant-Based Eats” sums up güd eats inc’s approach to fast food that will tempt even the most diehard steak and potatoes fan.

2nd place – Tailfins Sporting Goods Inc. (Lee Price)

  • Getting in and out of the water has never been easier. TailFins are swim fins (flippers) that children can safely swim, walk and climb with.

3rd place – Vett Apparel Ltd. (Andrew Ardell & Kris MacNeil)

  • Lifestyle and athletic apparel with a story. 10% of every sale made is donated to a Veteran society to support and fund Veteran initiatives.

4th place – Neeched Up Games (Janelle Pewapsconias)

  • Indigenous knowledge board games, card games, apps, and educational resources to empower people in Indigenous culture!

5th place – Project Beetle (Rahat Yasir)

  • An AI-driven crop diagnostic platform capable of diagnosing, tracking, and predicting crop disease.

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Sponsorship

In-Kind Sponsors

Lux          C95          CKOM

             StarPhoenix                    SaskTel

Supporters $2,000+

Innovation Place                    EY              Northridge 

    pwc

Supporters $1,000+

Affinity

Tradeshow Doorprize Sponsor

DD

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Tradeshow Area

Pitch Party showcases local entrepreneurs and support organizations at booths located throughout the networking space. The 2017 list of tradeshow booths included:

Saskatchewan Entrepreneurs

  • Hillberg & Berk
  • Sangoma Medical Medium
  • Gravelbourg Mustard
  • JT's Tasty Treats
  • Indig Inc.
  • Indigitalness
  • Hope's Home
  • GoMazi - i3 Challenge Winner
  • Telltale HRV - i3 Challenge Winner

 Wilson Centre Community Partners

  • Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan
  • Clarence Campeau Development Fund
  • Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan
  • Innovation Enterprise (IE)
  • Square One/SREDA
  • SYPE Saskatoon
  • Executive Education, Edwards School of Business

 Usask Student Groups

  • Enactus
  • SaskInvent 

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