Pitch Competition

Coming Fall 2021

Do you have what it takes to present who you are and your business to members of the community in an elevator-style pitch?

Entrepreneurs, inventors, and start-ups are invited to submit their business ideas to City MOGULS for a chance to present on the live virtual stage. Pitch LIVE in front of a virtual audience and an expert panel of MOGULS. Judges will provide real-time feedback and advice on your business, and share tips to help grow and drive your business forward.

Winners will be determined by our expert panel of MOGULS:

Michael Hyatt
BlueCat

Michael Hyatt is a serial entrepreneur and technology visionary that built two highly successful software companies, which he sold for $500 million dollars. Today, Michael ranks as one of Canada’s top entrepreneurs, is a weekly business commentator for the CBC and was a celebrated “Dragon” on CBC’s online Dragons’ Den.

Michael is a Founding Partner and Fellow at the Rotman School of Management’s prestigious Creative Destruction Lab, and on the CEO Board of Advisors at Georgian Partners, one of Canada’s leading venture capital firms. Michael was a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award; and was a recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 Award.

Eva Lau
Two Small Fish Ventures

Eva Lau is a well-respected entrepreneur-turned-investor and one of the few women leading a venture fund in Canada. She is the Founding Partner of Two Small Fish Ventures, a venture fund that invests globally in early-stage, transformative tech companies with strong network effects. Prior to that, she was Wattpad’s employee #1 and Head of Community and Content.

Iman Bashir
Craftly.AI

Iman Bashir is a disruptive entrepreneur and full-stack developer with a strong passion for crafting visual identities. In addition to founding an autonomous transcription company, Iman has collaborated on a number of successful tech ventures including Western Universities Women in Leadership Organization, co producing Elevate Tech Festival in its inaugural year, and now her very own full-service interactive agency based out of Toronto. Be it billion dollar brands or startups, Iman architects technology solutions and innovative digital marketing strategies that help clients find a way to think beyond ordinary.

To apply you must meet the following criteria:

  • This opportunity is exclusively for early-stage entrepreneurs (0 – 5 years in business)
  • Must be the founder of a business
  • Business must have a social impact component and/or be a social enterprise
  • Current MOGUL Members are eligible to apply and prize will be an add-on to current membership
  • Be willing to potentially pitch live on camera

Prizes include:

  • 1st: A $500 cash prize and 1-year MOGUL Membership
  • 2nd: A 1-year MOGUL Membership (value: $1000)
  • 3rd: A 6-month MOGUL Membership (value: $500)