Cheer on and connect with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. SET program alumni as they pitch their small business idea on the Pitch & Connect stage!
About this Event
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Self-Employment Training (SET) Program for Young Entrepreneurs is an initiative funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada-BC Workforce Development Agreement to empower youth entrepreneurs ages 17 to 29 in developing their self-employment or startup plan.
This event provides invaluable experience for the SET Cohort participants and offers an opportunity, for both pitchers and attendees, to network with the Vancouver startup community.
LINK TO JOIN: Available upon registration.
PLEASE NOTE: ‘Doors’ close after 30 minutes.
What to Expect
On February 19, join us in cheering on the alumni from S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Self-Employment Training (SET) Program, who will take the virtual ‘stage’ to present their small business and gain strategic feedback from leaders in the Vancouver startup ecosystem.
As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to vote on a ‘top pitch’, as well as engage with pitchers and panel via polls, Q&A and Live Chat. And, if you feel you can support the pitcher or just want to connect, we’ll provide space for that as well.
For our part, we commit to creating a comfortable and engaging space for the startup community to gather.
– Paul Brassard: Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Volition (host)
RUN OF SHOW
2:00 PM PT: Check-in and Opening Remarks. Introduction of feedback panellists and appreciation for sponsors and partners
2:20 PM PT: Pitch and Presentations From Alumni (8 startups)
3:40 PM PT: Audience vote on Top Pitch
3:50 PM PT: Announce Winner and Wrap Up
As one of the leading social service providers and with years of experience in entrepreneurial skills training in British Columbia, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Self-Employment Training (SET) strives to support highly motivated young adults with an interest and aptitude for business to obtain the skills and training required to be successful in self-employment and entrepreneurship.
Self-Employment Training (SET) brings together experienced business coaches and is designed on a need-based approach. The program flexibility and on-going participant intake ensures that participants focus their time and energy on activities that support them to achieve their career goals.
At Volition, we believe that startup ecosystems are made stronger and more sustainable when ecosystem actors find meaningful and creative ways to collaborate.
Our vision is to build capacity, connectivity, and knowledge within global startup ecosystems through co-creating and delivering value alongside trusted partners.
Volition has hosted over 100 Pitch Events globally, with 5700+ audience members and over 680 startups.
Volition works hard to promote and commend the next wave of entrepreneurs and innovators. Our goal is to provide ample opportunities for students so they have the opportunity to showcase their talent and ideas in front of an engaged audience.