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: Thursday, May 26th, 2022.
Competition Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Fireside Keynote: John Ruffalo 7:30pm – 8:30pm
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.
Deadline to submit initial business: October 30th, 2021.
Finalist announcement: November 2nd, 2021
Final competition pitch structure
Meet the judges for our highly anticipated Schulich Startup Night 16 (SSN-16)! An absolute powerhouse of Venture Capital Leaders from the fast-growing Schulich Startups Community. A little bit about these incredible game-changers:
Althea Wishloff shares her VC experience through her new venture @Koble, and with @Schulich School of Business students as an Entrepreneurial Studies Instructor (Financing Growing Ventures).
Chevonaé Walcott’s passion for the tech start-up landscape led her to both her role at @Shopify and as a wonderful Sessional Lecturer and Panelist for ENTR Studies at Schulich.
Schulich MBA Alumna and early stage VC, Snita Balsara (MBA ‘08), brings her technology operations experience to @MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund & Schulich Startups as a community superstar.
Fireside Chat Time: John Ruffalo
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
Associate Director of the Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Executive Director of the Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship