For Immediate Release
RICC collaborates with Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) Partners in Peel to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.
Mississauga, Ontario – Humber College’s North Campus will host the launch of the Unlock Your Big Idea Pitch Competition on Tuesday, February 9 from 4-6 p.m. in the Learning Resource Commons. Participants will have the chance to compete for a share of $62,500 to help accelerate their business.
The competition will be delivered in partnership with the Peel members of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, including HumberLaunch, the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre, I-CUBE, the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre, in addition to the RIC Centre. The aim of Unlock Your Big Idea is to support innovation and economic development in the community by helping entrepreneurs take their business ideas from concept to commercialization.
The RIC Centre aims to help tech entrepreneurs fast-track their business. Its vision and mission is to facilitate connections between the entrepreneurial imagination and practical resources for commercialization, thereby building an innovation ecosystem to support community prosperity in Peel Region.
The Unlock Your Big Idea Pitch Competition gives participants the opportunity to compete with entrepreneurs across the Western GTA, pitch to an esteemed panel of judges, and win cash prizes as well as mentorship through the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs. The competition has four categories, with a winner prize of $10,000 and a runner-up prize of $2,500 for each category. The deadline to apply for the competition is Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
“Innovation happens when ideas are cultivated in the right environment. RIC Centre has collaborated with the key partners in Peel Region to create a competition to share expertise and resources to help entrepreneurs launch their idea. By working together on this shared pitch competition, the Peel ONE Network members will have a greater impact on start-up success,” Paul Bertin, Chair RIC Centre.
|Event||Unlock Your Big Idea Pitch Competition Launch|
|Date/Time||Tuesday, February 9, 2016
|Location||Humber College North Campus
Learning Resource Commons
205 Humber College Blvd., Toronto, ON M9W 5L7
For more information, go to uybipitch.com
About RIC Centre
Peel Region’s hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, the Research Innovation Commercialization (RIC) Centre, co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada, is a not-for-profit organization supporting the development of innovation and entrepreneurship in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon. RIC Centre offers a comprehensive range of support services for free, including mentorship and advisory services, hands-on workshops and networking events to help entrepreneurs fast-track their business to market. RIC Centre hosts a six-month Incubator program to help startups define their path to market by exploring and securing partnerships that will open access to capital, connections and paying customers.
For more information:
Operations Manager, RIC Centre
289-373-3050 ex. 204