Pitch Perfect Competition

ncTakeOff and Meridian Credit Union present Pitch Perfect: a pitch competition for early-stage student-led companies. Students, this is your opportunity to refine your business pitch, connect with potential investors, and enter to win $3000 in cash and various business development services.

Event Details

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 4:30-6:30pm
Niagara College, Welland Campus, AH141

Not pitching but interested to watch, cheer on pitchers, and mingle with like-minded others over food and fare? Register at ncpitchperfect.eventbrite.ca to attend.

How to Apply

Review the competition Terms and Conditions (below), then submit the Application Form (below) and attach your business model presented in the Lean Canvas framework. 

Terms and Conditions

  • Applications due Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 11:59pm; successful applicants invited to pitch by Monday, March 20, 2017 or earlier.

  • One winning contestant will walk away with $3,000 cash and a marketing startup package which includes website development, professional photos and promotional video production. 
    All presenters will get the opportunity to introduce their ideas to and meet members of the Niagara Angel Network. Contestants must be legally able to claim the cash prize.

  • The winner will also be automatically advanced to the IGNITE Niagara community pitch competition and will be able to compete for $10,000 cash and a bundle of business services worth $30,000.

  • At least one contestant must be a current student at any Ontario college or university. Entries can be done on an individual or team basis. Teams are required to appoint a team representative (primary applicant), who will be responsible for submitting the entry form and serving as the team’s main contact for matters related to the contest. 

  • The idea/venture must be the brainchild of one/several of the team members. 

  • Each contestant must consent to the use, reproduction, publication, transmission and/or broadcasting of his/her name, address, likeness, school, age, program and/or prize information, without compensation, in any advertisement, publication or promotion, for general news or other information purposes. Winners must also consent to their photographs being taken by the contest organizers for the same purposes, without further compensation.

Application Form

For a details about Lean Canvas elements, visit: http://www.marsdd.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Business-Model-Design-WorkbookGuide.pdf


Pitch Perfect is part of Entrepreneurship Week, a week-long burst of youth entrepreneurship activity across the region, led by Niagara College’s entrepreneurship hub, ncTakeOff and Brock University’s BioLinc. The week of events, workshops, pitch competitions (and more!) kicks off with Monsterpitch on Monday, April 3rd and ends with a Hackathon on Friday, April 7th.