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HIP613: Crafting the Perfect Pitch
Wed, 12 April 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Communication is key to effective collaboration. At this pitch clinic, we'll help you learn how to effectively craft a 60 second elevator-style pitch that will convey your idea in a way that transcends disciplines and reaches each individual regardless of their training or perspective!
If you are considering pitching an idea at the Hacking Health Ottawa #HIP613 Hackathon attending this pitch clinic is highly recommended: we'll help you learn how to deliver the right type and amount of information, within the 60-second time limit, to improve your odds of attracting a great team. It's also a great chance to network with other Hackathon participants, and get a sneak peek at some of the great projects that will be looking for members! Please note, space is limited so we encourage only participants that will be pitching a problem at the hackathon to attend.
The Hacking Health Ottawa #HIP613 Hackathon kicks off on Friday, April 28th. Don't forget to apply - At the hackathon, we will build prototypes of our ideas, so that they can be tested to potentially transform healthcare. We are excited to have CHEO-OCTC consider your successful projects for pilot opportunities at the hospital. Other projects will move on to become viable startups — and that’s how we together can create impact!
6:00: Doors Open
6:30-7:00: Presentation on crafting the perfect pitch
7:00-8:00: Break into small groups to draft pitches & collaborate with pitch mentors
8:00-8:30: Optional time for networking, open discussion, and early team building for the Hackathon!
Marco Janeczek Director of Entrepreneurs
Marco Janeczek’s current work circles around startups, accelerators and early stage venture funds. Marco was the founder and CEO of a number of startup companies, including Yostro, Zooppa, DomainsIncome, Ottawa Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Planet Domains and was VP of Sales EMEA at Decisyon. Marco commits most of his time to the local startup ecosystem by advising a number of technology companies at the accelerator level, including gbatteries (Y Combinator), Zikera (FounderFuel), Memopal (Pi-Campus), OnTab (DMZ Ryerson), SecurifyLabs (VENUS) and Pcsso (PlugandPlay). Marco is the founder and has been involved as director/advisor to accelerators such as Infinite Area, VENUS Cybersecurity as well as CDET and H-FARM in the past. Marco is also the co-founder of the Infinite Area Alliance program between accelerators and incubators as well as Infinite Ventures and hatchbrands ventures. Marco is always eager to hear new ideas and meet talented people, where he can assist in creating new companies.
Elza Seregelyi Business Development Director
Elza has over 25 years of leadership and consulting experience across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. From her roots in Bell-Northern Research/Nortel, where her team was recognized with several awards for innovation and impact, to her own consulting business, Elza is known for her ability to synthesize complex issues and diverse perspectives. Elza is also an experienced facilitator, and provides strategic planning, management, program development and evaluation services for a wide range of organizations. She loves working with entrepreneurs, helping them to clarify their business model and connecting them to resources to drive their success. She is the co-creator of Invest Ottawa’s business acceleration program, GrindSpaceXL.
Elza holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Management from McMaster University and an M.B.A. from the University of Ottawa. More recently, she completed the inaugural Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation at the University of Waterloo (2012). Elza has served on the Boards of several local and national not-for-profit organizations.
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