The Arena Pitch Competition (formally March Madness)

By mmuise

The competition showcases post-secondary student pitchers throughout the month of March. Modelled after the NCAA March Madness basketball competition, 64 student entrepreneurs from across Canada will be selected to compete head-to-head in brackets as they strive to eventually be declared the best in the country.

Comments on Funding:

Funding will take the form of a prize of:
1. $10,000 for the 1st place team;
2. $5,000 for the 2nd place team;
3. $1,000 for 3rd and 4th place teams.

Deadline: January 20, 2024

The applicant:

  • must be a student currently studying at or recently graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution (Undergraduate, Graduate, PhD students and Alumni (within one year of graduation),
  • must be the owner or part owner of the business idea
  • has not generated more than $25,000 in annual revenue in the business
  • has not received more than $15,000 through external support or investment (though investors or other competitions)

Application Steps:

Applicants must submit the online application form.

Documentation Needed:

No specific documentation has been identified.

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