Setting the Stage for Success: Young Entrepreneur’s Pitch Conference featuring Diverse Canadian Women
Canadian Small Business Women(CSBW) and Volition Highlight 6 Startups from Across Canada
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
A virtual event, Young Entrepreneur’s Pitch Conference, aims to connect inspirational young entrepreneurs with experienced business owners and government organizations by having a pitch conference. This event is sponsored by Women Entrepreneur Knowledge Hub, Songbird Marketing & Communications, Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada. We are proud to have Community Partners like Futurpreneur Canada and Startup Canada. The event will be held virtually on a unique conferencing platform on November 21st, 2020 starting at 1PM EST (10AM PST). RSVP to join us.
In this inaugural union, CSBW and Volition will bring to you a full scale conference that offers an electrifying Dragon’s Den style pitch contest featuring 6 incredible woman-identified entrepreneurs as our finalists. Canadians coast to coast will get the opportunity to build their network through our speed networking and build their businesses using information received from three workshops and virtual vendors. A government information panel featuring BDC, EDC, OSME and FedDev Ontario as well as an Influencer Panel, featuring Karlena Waugh, Praveeni Perera, Shakera Martin and Yaa Birago will round out the event.
“This has been a tough year for entrepreneurs. Some businesses were fortunate enough to pivot quickly in order to avoid the “COVID blow.” There were even some new businesses that formed out of this crisis and managed to soar. Throughout the first 4 months of the pandemic, we were able to highlight businesses across Canada and listen to entrepreneurs speak of their challenges and their unique pivots during this time on our Instagram platform.” – Dwania Peele, Founder of Canadian Small Business Women
Our Pitch Conference Sponsors and partners will be providing our top pitchers with prizes and experiences such as:
- Premium Branding Packages
- Premium Coaching Packages
- Customized Marketing Programs
- Podcast Appearances
- Digital Strategy Programming
- Cash Prizes
Our Pitch Judges who will have the esteemed honour of selecting our winners are Karen Greve Young, CEO of Futurpreneur, Paul Brassard, Managing Partner of Volition, Kookai Chaimahawong, VC Associate of Pangaea Ventures.
About the Organizers
Canadian Small Business Women was created to provide a place for aspiring Canadian business women to find the necessary resources to take their business from the planning stage to a reality. We also provide business directory, event information, and advertising opportunities for existing Canadian Small Business Women. Through our blogs, social media pages and our related articles, we hope to connect our experts to aspiring and current business women of Canada and provide the information needed to take their businesses to the next level. We are proud to have delivered over 40 conferences serving over 5000 guests worldwide! Our network has a digital reach of over 15,000 diverse women.
Our founder, Dwania Peele has been recognized as a Top 40 Under 40, Canada’s 100 Black Women to Watch, IWAA Entrepreneur of the Year, and RBC Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee. She has curated unique events spanning Niagara Region to Ottawa as well as the successful Immigrant Women Small Business Expo (Toronto & Ottawa). She is a Chemist by day and a lover of entrepreneurship and strives to help those who seek resources to reach their business goals.
Volition elevates entrepreneurs by providing space for conversations, connections, and practical skill-building. They believe that you never know what can come from a conversation and continually look for ways to create opportunities for collaboration. Their team of 11 international advisors brings lived experience and domain expertise to their community and clients, building strategies and supporting entrepreneurs through their ‘now what?’ moments. Volition has hosted almost 100 Pitch Events across Canada, the U.S., and Europe, with 5000+audience members and over 630 startups pitching at these events.
Canadian Small Business Women and Volition welcome all to attend and enjoy the event with us. The event will start from 1 P.M. – 6 P.M. EST/ 10 A.M. – 3 P.M. PST, on Saturday, November 21, 2020.
More details of the event can be found on the Canadian Small Business Women’s website:
For bookings and interviews of our Pitchers, Judges, Workshop Hosts, Panelists and our Organizers: