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JMH $70,000 LaunchPad Pitch Competition

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4825 Mt Royal Gate SW

Ross Glen Hall

Continuing Education Building (EC)

Calgary, AB T3E 0A3

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Come cheer on Mount Royal University’s Entrepreneurs!

Watch the top ventures compete for $70,000 in cash and prizes during the sixth annual JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition! LaunchPad is our biggest event of the year where students and recent alumni from across campus pitch their venture to a panel of esteemed judges and a supportive audience. Teams are given 5 minutes to pitch, followed by another 5 minutes of Q&A from the judges. The most promising ventures will walk away with their share of $70,000 in cash and services to take their venture to the next level! Participants will be announced on facebook.com/innovatemru

The JMH LaunchPad is generously supported by JMH & Co, the BUSY Foundation, LaBarge Weinstein LLP, and Trout + Taylor.

Bar + Appetizers will be available.

Host by Jenn MacDonald, Entrepreneur Development Manager

Speaker: Ray DePaul

Ray Depaul is the inaugural Director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Mount Royal University. The Institute's mission is to graduate the most entrepreneurial minds in Canada. Ray has launched many innovative products in his 30-year career. He has been a successful entrepreneur, selling his previous company to Intel, and was also a key member of the team that brought the iconic BlackBerry to the world.

Why Should You Attend?

Celebrate Innovation and Entrepreneurship with over 300 community members, students, and alumni

Come see what the innovators of Mount Royal University are excited about and building

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Jenn MacDonald, Entrepreneur Development Manager, Institute For Innovation and Entrepreneurship

403.660.1185 or jemacdonald@mtroyal.ca

Where can I park?

Visitor and Daily Parking: The East Gate Parkade, Lot 6A Directly in from of the Riddell Library or the Open Lots A and B. Please note you must access the parking lots via Richard Road SW.

LaunchPad Spotlights from 2017

Alexandra Daignault | Founder | Sarjesa

In Canada, violence towards women is a major issue of growing importance. With so many missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, Alexandra grew tired of waiting for the system to change. In response she launched Sarjesa, a socially focused tea company, supporting local violence prevention programming for women through the sale of high quality loose leaf tea. $2.00 from each box of tea is donated to shelters in the region that support women in crisis. Alexandra's passion and determination empowers Canadians to have the ability to induce change through everyday actions and purchases.

Ormhel Manuel | Co-Founder | Carberri

It’s hard to deny the pains of buying and selling a used car. After gaining an in-depth understanding of the challenges, Abby and Ormhel launched Carberri. Their online platform makes buying or selling a great car simple, fast and fun. They ensure a safe and efficient process by handling inspections, vehicle prep, and delivery. Buyers pay less and sellers get more—that win-win combination is what they like to call a sweeter solution.
Abby and Ormhel pitched their venture and walked away with $30,000 in cash and services during the JMH $70,000 LaunchPad Pitch Competition.

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Calgary, AB T3E 0A3

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