Kayla Walsh – Sugar Street NL

Kayla Walsh was a winner at the recent Pitch101 event in Corner Brook, NL. She operates a bakery out of her home and has found incredible success. "It is my baby.  I’ve been working hard on my own for about 14 years professionally. Everything that comes out of my business is done entirely and solely by myself and is done out of my home.  I am turning people away because I don’t have the capacity to cater to each... Continue Reading →

Ross Arsenault – OPtions International

Ross Arsenault participated in Pitch101 at Saint Mary's University. He is currently serving as President of Enactus Saint Mary's and became a professional-level pitcher of their project OPtions International. Here's what he has to say about the program: "I went through Pitch 101 last year, and pitched the Enactus Saint Mary’s project, OPtions International. OPtions International trains women and disadvantaged groups in developing countries around the world on how to leverage entrepreneurship to better their lives.... Continue Reading →

Devon Berquist – Fine Art Photography

Devon Berquist participated in Pitch101 at NSCAD. A class of artists, this was a successful workshop to learn about branding oneself and utilizing entrepreneurial skills being an artist. Here's what Devon has to say about this workshop in this week's Pitcher's Podium: "I participated in the Pitch101 program through NSCAD University earlier this year. The program helped me articulate my ideas and prepare a clear and concise oral presentation about my photographic work for a... Continue Reading →

Travis Osmond – Chemistry is the Game

Travis Osmond attended Pitch101 at Mount Allison University and was able to successfully launch his initiative with help from our training. Here's what he has to say about his experience: "If you have an idea, a business, a startup, or even just a passion, Pitch 101 will help you refine your 1 minute pitch. In 2015 I attended Pitch 101 and gave a 60 second pitch on my concept and product; a series of high quality... Continue Reading →

Kehsha Wilmot – Digital Powwow

Kehsha Wilmot participated in Pitch101 at Mount St Vincent University a few years back. Here what she has to say about how Pitch101 helped her business in this week's Pitcher's Podium: "My idea was to create a digital, indigenous culture space. To bring culture to the internet, allowing the distance between people to be removed. The 'Digital Powwow' was designed to make space for Indigenous and non-indigenous individuala to be able to take part in... Continue Reading →

Tapiwa Rabwi – ShovelEn

Tapiwa is a fourth year student at Enactus Saint Mary's who took the Pitch101 program with his Enactus team last year. He has successfully been running his business, ShovelEn, for over a year now. "The company was started after assessing that the was a huge professionalism disconnect between those who provided services and who needed services for their homes provided. My company is focused mostly on the small freelance trades people that have vast skill... Continue Reading →

Hannah Stegen – Juice From the Roots

Hannah took the Pitch101 competition at Mount Allison University in the Spring of 2015. Her business was a locally sourced juice company called Juice From the Roots. Here is how the Pitch101 program benefited her. "Before this event I had never given a pitch in a competition or to potential investors. Through Pitch101 I was given this opportunity, as well as a very useful day of training on how to make an impactful and successful pitch.... Continue Reading →

Tristan Pellettier – Re/Max Hallmark Realty

Tristan Pellettier is a real estate agent that served in the military for 9 years before retiring to Ottawa. It was after his service that he participated in the Pitch101 program through POE, a project sponsored by Prince's Charities Canada and Enactus Dalhousie. Here is what he has to say about the program: "During my career, I was always passionate about Real Estate. Every hard earned dollar I made in the military, I swore to... Continue Reading →

Tobi Babalola – Security Gaze

Tobi Babalola is the visionary leader behind Security Gaze, an app that allows users to report crimes and view crime locations via GPS and geolocation. With Security Gaze, people will have the tools to share information about concerning behaviours and report safety hazards directly to the police force. Security Gaze’s goal with this app is to create is a meaningful way for the community to be proactive and work hand in hand with the law enforcement. It’s scheduled to be launched in... Continue Reading →

Emily Bland – Project Sucseed – Enactus Memorial

Empowering others begins with strong, visioned individuals – Emily Bland is all that and more. By educating and employing at risk and homeless youth to create inexpensive hydroponics systems, Emily has been able to influence change in the way society consumes food. Emily was kind enough to share her inspiring project ‘Sucseed’ and how Pitch101 helped in its development: “I went through the Pitch101 program in St. John’s, NL. The idea that I pitched was Project ‘Sucseed’, a project... Continue Reading →

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