Pitch Clinic«Saturday, November 19, 2016»


The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Haskayne School of Business—University of Calgary is hosting several events during Global Entrepreneurship Week from November 14-19, 2016.

In the spirit of Global Entrepreneurship Week, we are hosting a pitch clinic sponsored by the Hunter Centre in partnership with Market Grade and facilitated by Kris Hans of Market Grade to end the week with a bang!

Want to learn what makes a good business pitch and how to structure it? Learn the basics, build your pitch, meet with our mentors and practice your skills.

Finalists will be selected by mentors to compete in a Pitch Off for up to $10,000 of in-kind prizes including consultations from Bennett Jones, Market Grade & PwC Canada, co-working space at The Collective 12|12, invitation to ATB BoostR’s crowdfunding platform and entrance into ATB X accelerator program.

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

Thanks to our Sponsors.

ATB Financial, Bennett Jones, Hunter Centre, Market Grade, PwC Canada, & The Collective 12|12.


A huge thank you to our awesome mentors! They all share a strong passion for supporting entrepreneurship and innovation.

Pieter Boekhoff, CEO, Nobal Technologies; Co-Founder, The Collective 12 | 12.
Linkedin. @pieterboekhoff

Jill de Grood, Director, W21C Research and Innovation Centre.
Linkedin. @jilldegrood

Peter Fenwick, Business Executive, Healthcare;
Instructor, Ambrose University.
Linkedin. @strategytosales

Kelly Ford, Associate, Bennett Jones LLP.

Tate Hackert, Co-Founder, ZayZoon
Linkedin. @tatehackert

Kris Hans, Strategist, Market Grade;
Instructor, University of Calgary & Mount Royal University.
Linkedin. @KrisHans

Karen Keck, Partner, Bennett Jones LLP.

Melissa Lashyn, Director, Experience Innovation, ATB Financial.

Kelly Ross, Senior Manager, Private Client Services, PwC Canada.
Linkedin. @CAinCalgary

Rahim Sajan, Work Experience Teacher, Calgary Board of Education;
Curator, TEDxCalgary; Senator, University of Calgary.
Linkedin. @RahimSajan

Sonny Shoker, Strategist, Market Grade.

Neetu Sidhu, Senior Manager, Alberta BoostR, ATB Financial.
Linkedin. @Knee2inYYC

Lauren Voisin, Chief Robot Maker, Robots Are Fun.

Event Schedule

«Saturday, November 19, 2016»

Pitch Clinic


Kris Hans

(Participants assigned to Mentors)

Pitch Off

(Best pitch from each mentor group)

(While judges deliberate)



Register yourself.

Thanks to our promotional partners

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