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Pitch Clinic

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Engineering Block G (Room ENG 60)

Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary

622 Collegiate Place Northwest

Calgary, AB T2N 4V8


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In the spirit of Global Entrepreneurship Week, we are hosting a Pitch Clinic sponsored by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking's GEW Engagement Fund supported by Schulich School of Engineering, Faculty of Science, and Skunkworks Innovation Cooperative and facilitated by Tyler Massie of Market Grade to end the week with a bang!

Want to learn what makes a good business pitch and how to structure it? Learn the basics, build your pitch, meet with our mentors and practice your skills.

As an added bonus, Kaben will be on site to make specialty coffees in addition to regular refreshments.

Finalists will be selected by mentors to compete in a "Pitch Off" for up to $10,000 of in-kind prizes including consultations from Bennett Jones, Market Grade, Deloitte, Royal Bank of Canada, & Skunkworks and more.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

Featuring Mentors:

Royal Bissell, Chief Product Officer, Nobal Technologies. Linkedin. @RoyalBissell

Victoria Brilz, Chief Marketing Officer, 4iiii Innovations. Linkedin.

Elena Dumitrascu, VP Strategic Partnerships, Cortex Business Solutions | Executive Advisor, Innovate Calgary | Member, A100. Linkedin. @looniework

Kris Hans, Strategist, Market Grade | Entrepreneur in Residence, W21C | Instructor, University of Calgary & Mount Royal University. Linkedin. @KrisHans

Mark Hawkins, Founder, Rentfaster. LinkedIn.

David Hjulfors, Commercial Account Manager - Knowledge Based Industries & Business Services, Royal Bank of Canada. LinkedIn.

Hind Masri, Associate, Bennett Jones LLP. Linkedin.

Tyler Massie, Strategist, Market Grade. LinkedIn.

Amanda Moloney, Client Engagement Director, Chaordix. LinkedIn.

Kismat Nijjar, Associate, Bennett Jones LLP. Linkedin.

Carlee Panylyk, Client Services Director, Deloitte LLP. Linkedin. @CarleePanylyk

Rahim Sajan, Work Experience Teacher, Calgary Board of Education | Curator, TEDxCalgary | Senator, University of Calgary | Founder, Resourceful Human Project. Linkedin. @RahimSajan

Sonny Shoker, Strategist, Market Grade.

Allison Swelin, Executive Director, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development | Co-Founder, Flexhub | Co-Founder, Culture LabxYYC. LinkedIn. @AllisonSt

Featured Judges:

Jeff Boyd, Regional President, Alberta and the Territories, Royal Bank of Canada. LinkedIn.

Kris Hans, Strategist, Market Grade. Linkedin. @KrisHans

Karen Keck, Partner, Bennett Jones LLP. Linkedin.

Thanks to our event sponsors!

Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking
Skunkworks Innovation Cooperative
Schulich School of Engineering
Market Grade
Bennett Jones
Royal Bank of Canada
The Collective 12|12
Innovate Calgary
Kaben Coffee

More to be announced!

Thanks to our promotional partners!

Calgary Arts Development
Chic Geek
Fuse Collective
Innovate Calgary
Global Entrepreneurship Week Canada
Startup Calgary
TEC Edmonton
Trico Foundation

Connect with us on Twitter

@Hunter_Centre @MarketGrade @PitchClinic #PitchClinic

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  • Royal Bissell

    Royal Bissell

    Nobal Technologies

    Chief Product Officer

  • Jeff Boyd

    Jeff Boyd


    Regional President

  • Victoria Brilz

    Victoria Brilz

    4iiii Innovations


  • Elena Dumitrascu

    Elena Dumitrascu

    Cortex Business Solutions

    VP Strategic Partnerships

  • Kris Hans

    Kris Hans

    Market Grade


  • Mark Hawkins

    Mark Hawkins



  • David Hjulfors

    David Hjulfors


    Commercial Account Manager

  • Karen Keck

    Karen Keck

    Bennett Jones LLP


  • Hind Masri

    Hind Masri

    Bennett Jones LLP


  • Tyler Massie

    Tyler Massie

    Market Grade


  • Amanda Moloney

    Amanda Moloney


    Client Engagement Director

  • Kismat Nijjar

    Kismat Nijjar

    Bennett Jones LLP


  • Carlee Panylyk

    Carlee Panylyk

    Deloitte LLP

    Client Services Director

  • Rahim Sajan

    Rahim Sajan



  • Sonny Shoker

    Sonny Shoker

    Market Grade


  • Allison Swelin

    Allison Swelin


    Executive Director

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Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary

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Calgary, AB T2N 4V8


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