Schulich Startup Night 18

Venture Competition and Keynote Fireside Chat


Attend the largest pitch competition at York University

Schulich Startup Night

Event Details:

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.

SSN 18 Schedule

Date: Wed, Jun 14, 2023

Competition Time: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Competition Details - APPLY NOW

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.

Finalist announcement:

  • 3 Finalists for student category
  • 3 Finalists for alumni category

Final competition pitch structure

  • 3-min presentation
  • 4-min Q&A

SSN 18 Judging Panel

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.

Sponsor Thank You

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.

Meet Our Co-hosts

Inspired to support your journey towards a bright future

Leah Perry

Senior manager, Cleantech Venture Services


Chris Carder

Executive Director of the Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

SSN Highlights

Schulich Start Up Night Winning Team 2019




Speed networking Collage 2020





JUNE 14 2023


The SSN Legacy continues each year


Judges at Startup Night
Group of people watching presentations

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