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Pitch, validate, and connect at PitchDay 2013

September 30, 2013

Innovate Manitoba’s PitchDay 2013 is a dynamic event that allows anyone with a business idea to deliver two-minute pitches to an expert panel of judges and an audience from Winnipeg’s entrepreneurship and innovation communities. Some PitchDay 2012 participants went on to participate in LaunchPad and Venture Challenge and refine their business model to significantly grow their customer base, as well as raise angel investments and earn local and international recognition!
Why you should attend PitchDay 2013:
PitchDay is a must attend event for entrepreneurs looking to kick-start their ventures, and investors and others looking to learn about the latest innovations in Manitoba. By taking part in PitchDay 2013, you can:

  • Participate in a fun and interactive event
  • Network and build relationships
  • Witness an exciting competition as entrepreneurs present their business ideas in two minutes or less to an expert panel
  • Enjoy pre- and post-event networking receptions with delicious food

The following prizes are awarded at the end of PitchDay:

  • First place: $7,500
  • Second place: $2,500
  • People’s Choice: $1,000
  • Best Student Pitch: $1,000
  • Best Researcher Pitch: $1,000
  • Best Technology Pitch: $1,000

Who should attend?
Entrepreneurs, capital providers, CEOs, VPs, directors, senior managers, service providers, entrepreneurial support professionals, academic faculty and students.
Event Details:

Date:    November 14, 2013
Time:   4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Venue:   Winnipeg Convention Centre
Cost:   Entrants $50 | $25 for Students
 General Audience $25
Register here:

The deadline for Entrant registration to pitch at PitchDay, is November 1st at 5:00 p.m. The number of pitches is capped at 20 and last year we were oversold, so register early!
For information on competitor eligibility, judging, and more, please visit the PitchDay 2013 homepage.
Interested in sponsoring PitchDay 2013?
Last year we had over 30 amazing sponsors support PitchDay competitors!  Please contact Brent Wennekes ( to learn about this great and cost-efficient opportunity to show your support for Manitoba entrepreneurs and innovators.