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The time to learn and pitch to win is here!

We are proud to present the Launch Point Pitch Competition for the first time ever as a collaborative initiative and contest in SW Alberta! Through partnership between Community Futures Lethbridge Region and The University of Lethbridge, the Launch Point Pitch Competition features 2 streams in which participants can join and pitch their business or idea for a chance to win the $2000.00 1st place prize for each! There are also 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes available in each stream as well as a Fan Favourite opportunity!

Take the steps to get organized, learn the art of pitching, and upgrade your presentation skills while spreading the word as you compete against yourself and others.

The Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA) is a presenting sponsor and there is training available through 1:1 advisory appointments and workshop engagements along the way. As a Community Stream participant, you will have the options of taking part in RINSA’s supports while also having a choice during the lead-up for the Trailblazing experience through Agility at the U of L.

You can register below for the Community Stream! It is free to join, and we will send you a detailed package once you’re signed up… So, sign up today to get started and try for the amazing prizes!

For the Student Stream, you’ll want to follow the steps here –

Community Stream Eligibility:

Launch Point is primarily open to new businesses and new business ideas. You’ll want to read these key eligibility details as well as the rest of the info in the Launch Point Pitch Competition Handbook:

• Existing business owners who have a business idea or strategy that is a shift from their regular line(s) of business are welcome to compete (eligibility of the shift away from regular lines of business will be reviewed and eligibility determined by the Organizing Committee).

• Teams must be living or working in the Community Futures Lethbridge Region (Barons, Blood Band Reserve, Broxburn, Coaldale, Coalhurst, Del Bonita, Diamond City, Iron Springs, Kipp, Lethbridge (city and county), Magrath, Nobleford, Picture Butte, Raymond, Shaughnessy, Spring Coulee, Stand Off, Stirling, Tempest, Turin, Welling, and other surrounding communities).

• A new business will have been in operation less than two (2) years.
• A new business idea will not have been actualized and not, as of March 31, 2023, in operation.
• An existing business who has a shift idea (pivot) will have been in business less than five (5) years.

• New Businesses and new business ideas must have not generated more than $100,000.00 in revenues in the business to date.
• An existing business who has a shift idea must not have generated more than $10,000.00 in annual revenues from the shift idea.

All contestants are required to be able to commit to pitching in the Finals in Round 2 for the 10-minute live pitch if selected. This will be on Saturday, April 29th, 2023, at The University of Lethbridge from 1pm to 4pm.

Read all about the Launch Point Pitch Competition details in the handbook here –

Apply to Pitch and Submit Your 3-minute Video before March 30, 2023!

RINSA / Tecconnect Business Advisors can assist you in preparing and there are lots of workshops to take part in along the way…

Take the chance to expand your horizons with the Launch Point Pitch Competition!

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