Women's Pitch Roundtable BC

Women's Pitch Roundtable BC

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A private pitch feedback event for entrepreneurial women across the province of BC, designed to build confidence and get you pitch ready.

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Note: we define "women" as anyone who identifies within the spectrum of womanhood.

About this Event

The Pitch Roundtable combines pitch practice with peer Q&A and expert feedback to help you build your pitch skills and get pitch ready.

This event is being offered through Discovery Foundation's Regional Investor Readiness Program, a three-pronged program delivered by Volition to help startups across BC, Canada, build knowledge and skills to get investor and/or market ready.

Who this is for

This event is for entrepreneurial women who..

  • Are BC-based (i.e., have operations in the province of BC, Canada)
  • Are ready to launch or have already launched their startup and are working on their fundraising and/or launch strategy (note: this can include crowdfunding and non-equity fundraising)

What to Expect

During this Pitch Roundtable, you will be given 15 dedicated minutes to pitch and receive feedback. You will have:

  • Pitch (up to 5 mins): deliver your pitch to your peers + Volition Pitch Coach
  • Peer Q&A (5 mins): the other startups in the room are invited to ask clarifying questions, much like you would experience in a competition or investor forum.
  • Feedback: Your Volition Pitch Coach provides strategic feedback on your pitch structure, design, and delivery, to set you up for success for future pitches.

Your Roundtable Coaches

Melanie Ewan (she/her) is an international speaker, writer, and coach known for her work in community-based research and advocacy for women in business and tech. She specializes in pitch mindset and design, helping people build and deliver their story with confidence. Melanie also sits on the board of Women in Tech World, where she plays an active role as Lead Researcher and Facilitator.

Paul Brassard (He/Him) is an almost 20 year veteran of entrepreneurship, and has immense experience in business development, fundraising, and marketing strategy, and is a master pitch and presentation coach. With a love for teaching, a passion for knowledge-sharing, and a desire to help others grow and succeed, Paul loves working with entrepreneurs, inspired and motivated by their enthusiasm and innovation.


About Discovery Foundation

The Discovery Foundation, a registered charity founded in 1979, is committed to facilitating the inclusive development and sustainability of BC’s technology sector. In 2010 the Discovery Foundation launched the Technology Education Program, which funds agent-run programs and events across BC that serve to promote and accelerate tech entrepreneurship in the province. We are proud to join nine other industry actors as Discovery Foundation Agents for 2021.

About Volition

At Volition, we build capacity, connectivity, and knowledge within global startup ecosystems through co-creating and delivering value alongside trusted partners.

We believe that startup ecosystems are made stronger and more sustainable when ecosystem actors find meaningful and creative ways to collaborate. With this in mind, we work closely with trusted ecosystem partners from across Canada, the U.S. and Europe, to deliver skills-based training, coaching, and curated events to startups.

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