Running out of Netflix shows to stream? Not sure about this sourdough trend? Why not do something even more exciting from the comfort of your home office (or couch) this summer by entering The Pitch, an online contest for budding tech entrepreneurs brought to you by Daily Hive and Orbiiit, a platform for digital pitches.
The contest was designed to respond to the reality that traditional fundraising has been disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nader Navabi, CEO of Orbiiit, says the contest will “democratize the funding process.” The total prize pool is $100,000, with the first place winner taking home $15,000 cash and $35,000 of in-kind prizes such as professional services.
Fasken’s very own Will Shaw is one of the six judges and is excited for the opportunity to hear from promising entrepreneurs at a time when traditional funding may have been disrupted. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in this exciting initiative and continue to support early stage companies in Canada,” Will said about his participation in the contest.
The entry deadline has been extended to July 9, 2020 (3 PM PT), at which point public voting commences. Entrants will collect as many votes from their networks through to August 13, 2020 to continue advancing through the weekly competition rounds. The top 10 companies from the semi-final rounds will then pitch to the Industry Panel, with the top 3 winners revealed on August 19, 2020.
Head over to The Pitch website for more information and to register.