The Ontario Youth Jobs Strategy is launching a new program from high school-aged entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to experts and the public as part of the province’s Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch contest.
The contest, now in its second year, challenges high school students in grades 9 through 12 to promote their business idea in a two-minute video. The videos will be evaluated by judges from the business community while the public will be able to vote online for the best pitch.
Eighteen finalists will present their ideas to a judging panel at the Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Discovery Conference in Toronto May 12-13 and will also receive business coaching and mentoring. Six winners will get reserved entry into the Summer Company program, which includes a grant of up to $3,000 to help launch their business.