2017 REGISTRATION

About

iPitch Montreal, founded in 2014, is an annual entrepreneurship competition connecting aspiring entrepreneurs between the age of 18 and 35. Our vision is to foster the next generation of entrepreneurs with a global mindset.

The competition provides a platform for participants to showcase their entrepreneurial skills as well as a chance to win cash prizes and business support from renowned companies.

A full-day, immersive experience into the first steps of building a venture, iPitch Montreal 2017 is focused on identifying and creating innovative solutions to major issues Hong Kong is facing.

Evaluation Criteria

Innovative Idea

25%

Hong Kong Perspective

15%

Business Proposal

25%

Pitch Quality

35%

Who's behind iPitch?

The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association, one of the largest bi-lateral trade associations in Canada, has approximately 1,300 members across 8 active sections in major cities (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Atlantic) - and representatives in Hong Kong, Saskatchewan and Ontario - together with strong dynamic connections to 33 similar trade groups in 24 countries around the world through the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (FHKBAW).

The Global Business Forum, known as Forum, is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2013 at HEC Montréal to gather, within an open exchange place, the student community along with the business networks from Canada and emerging countries. The Global Business Forum then defined its mission as promoting the awareness for international relations among students and business networks. The GBF vision revolves around 3 major pillars: business environment, culture and business mindset.

Since 1997 and its retrocession to China, Hong Kong has the status of Special Administrative Region (SAR) allowing its own governing structure and power along with free economic ruling over its territory. As the official representative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government in Canada, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO)'s role is to promote and facilitate exchanges between Hong Kong and Canada, with a particular focus on trade and economic relationships.

$ 5000

Yearly Prizes

57

Proposals Evaluated

15

Minutes to Convince

9

Prestigious Partners

iPitch Montreal 2016

Winner

Uvolt

With the goal of making renewable energies more accessible to all, Uvolt empowers you to charge your electric devices with the natural energies your body creates.

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1st Runner-Up

GuideMe

GuideMe helps you find the perfect guide to enjoy your trip and discover places with people from the region, the city, the street.

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2nd Runner-Up

YUMiTRITION

YUMiTRITION is created by a team of nutrition experts to support the diabetes community with understanding nutrition and blood sugar management.

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Finalist

Memorable

Memorable analyzes the continuous flow of opinions from lifestyle influencers to dynamically suggest and describe the freshest local boutiques, trendy microbreweries, independent coffee roasters, and much more.

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Finalist

Younity

Younity is a platform that allows students and young professionnals to find their roommates according to their criteria without having to pay anything.

2016 Judges

Nick Choi

Deputy DirectorHKETO

Josh Miller

PartnerFuller Landau

Bin Han

Director - Asian MarketDesjardins

Olivier Provost-Cao

Patent AgentFasken Martineau

Sergio Escobar

Managing DirectorFounder Institute

Michel Filion

HEC Montreal MemberToastmasters International

Our Partners