Attend the largest pitch competition at York University
Schulich Startup Night
The Sixteenth Schulich Startup Night (SSN 16) is almost here and we’re really excited to invite you to attend the event
Schulich Startup Night is a bi-annual event that gives students and alumni an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of top industry professionals for a chance to win cash prize and professional support. The competition is followed by a Keynote Speaker Session.
The competition will be held 5:30-7:30 PM, following which we’ll have an online fireside chat session with a Keynote Guest Speaker. You, as a host, will facilitate an open, casual conversation with the guest. Audiences and competition participants will also join the discussion through their thoughtful questions.
You’ve always been a great supporter of the Schulich Startups Community and it would be amazing to have you for the event.
Date: Wed, Jun 14, 2023
Competition Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
This signature Schulich Startups event gives students and alumni an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of top industry professionals for a chance to win cash prizes and professional support. The students and alumni compete in two separate categories.
Final competition pitch structure
The competition will be scored by our judges, Althea Wishloff, Roshni Wijayasinha, and Keith Loo. After the winners are announced, we will have open networking, for an opportunity to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, industry professionals, and our sponsors.
MAJOR THANK YOU to our awesome sponsors that add so much energy and spirit to our Schulich Startups Community.
More about this incredible selection of supporters below:
Jordan Hellyer (Audrey S. Hellyer Foundation) – A like-minded entrepreneur who believes in our vision to improve the lives of founders in the Schulich community.
@zeifmans_llp – Our accounting partner helps set our founders up with strong finance foundations and long-term strategies.
Bereskin & Parr LLP – Our IP partner helps guide our founders on identifying and securing their IP to build future value.
Wildeboer Dellelce LLP – Providing our founders with expert counsel on fundamental decisions for financing, structure and future planning.
@indochino – One of our very 1st supporters & York Alumni who demonstrates care for our founders by dressing our champions to do business with class and style.
@yspaceyu – Providing our founders with growth opportunities through their expert advice and expansive resources.
@bestlassonde – Providing support to our top technology companies, making breakthrough platforms & inventions.
Inspired to support your journey towards a bright future
Senior manager, Cleantech Venture Services
Executive Director of the Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship