Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch

Make your pitch competition

Discovery is pleased to host the fifth edition of Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch, an entrepreneurship competition for Ontario high school students presented in collaboration with the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG) as part of the Youth Jobs Strategy.Twenty finalists, chosen through a combination of public and expert voting based on a two-minute video, will pitch their business ideas in front of a live audience and a judging panel comprised of young, influential entrepreneurs and investors.

Finalists will be chosen from six high school regions, designated by the Ministry of Education, from across Ontario (See Regions).

Based on the live pitches, the judges select six winners who are presented with an award suite of fantastic prizes to take home and reserved entry into the Summer Company program.

For more information visit the contest website.

Bootcamp Speakers

Sean Cornelius, Co-Founder and CEO, Contend Social
  • GUEST SPEAKER – Make Your Pitch Winner, 2016
Chris Giantsopoulos, Facilitator, Entrepreneruship Education, MaRS Discovery District and CEO, Payup Jack
  • MENTOR – Workshop: Best Pitch Practices
Jim Pagmiatzis, Founder, 21 Connections
  • MENTOR – Workshop: Networking 101

Judging Panel



2016 Winners

Region - City
Video Pitch
High School
London – London
Sean Cornelius
St. André Bassette Catholic Secondary School
Thunder Bay – Kenora
Alicia Kejick
Beaver Brae Secondary School
Barrie – Barrie
Matthew Piercey
Heritage Christian Academy
Barrie – Richmond Hill
Betty Pu
Bayview Secondary School
Toronto and Area – Brampton
Kailyn Seo
North Park Secondary School
Toronto and Area – Mississauga
Rose Shao
St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School