Trampoline 60 Second Pitch Competition!

Posted on March 5, 2018 by Alex Jaworiwsky

We ran our third annual Trampoline 60 Second Pitch Competition on February 28th with the goal of helping students launch their leap forward into the world of building their own business.

What’s in a pitch?

To answer that question, we brought in the 60 Second Pitch expert, Anna Foat! On February 15th, Anna walked through the dos and don’ts of every pitch to 30 of Leap Junction’s clients and some of the very ambitious students from the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business Entrepreneurship course.

It was a helpful afternoon meant to gear students up to succeed and gave them the tools they needed to deliver the best pitch.

The Competition

The competition was fierce – but always friendly! The structure was simple: 60 seconds to talk and a small question period afterwards from the three judges. We don’t know if you’ve ever pitched – but let us tell you, 60 seconds goes by quick!

We saw pitches that ranged from food to fun to very complicated digital applications that we’re very happy other people know how to do. What was most exciting about the pitch was not the winner (except maybe for the winner!) but it was also great to learn about peoples’ passions and what drives them forward towards success.

The Winner(s)!

In years past we’ve only awarded one grand prize of $1,000. Well, wouldn’t 2018 have it – we selected three winners because they were all so great.

Congratulations to our grand prize winner, Sylvia Zietek of The Pierogi Queen; Lliam Buckley of Pocket Records (not pictured here, but he said if you squint, you’d never be able to tell the difference); and Tamara Visser of Boxford.

Keep your eyes peeled for these great businesses and all the others who pitched coming to a London, Ontario corner near you!

Coming up next …

Coming up next in the Leap Junction event calendar is Stone Soup. Register at our Eventbrite and we’ll see you March 13th in D1060 for an afternoon of entrepreneurship and of course, soup!