This program is an exclusive investor pitch competition for high schools taking a JA entrepreneurship program.

JA Be Entrepreneurial teams that win their classroom competitions are invited to take their business and presentation skills and knowledge to the next level by participating in an entrepreneurship workshop, practice sessions, a preliminary competition and an exciting final round where they pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges from BC’s business community.

A mandatory entrepreneurship workshop will prepare students. Topics include: Funding Fundamentals – how to get the money needed to grow a business and Elements of a Great Pitch – how to engage investors with a strong and compelling story.


Prizes Available

Preliminary Competition: First Place – $300 | Second Place – $200 | Third Place – $100
Final Competition: First Place – $2,500 | Second Place – $1,000 | Third Place – $500
PLUS an additional $1,000 for the top elevator pitch!

Who can participate?

JA students who have taken a Be Entrepreneurial program in the 2019/2020 school year in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Prince George and who have won their classroom competitions.

Download the info sheet


If you are an educator interested in this program, please enroll your class.

Limited sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Christian Ratcliffe, Director, Corporate Engagement at or 604.688.3887 x 224.

For event inquires, contact Rosine Hage-Moussa at or 604.688.3997 x 223





Entrepreneurship Workshop: Week of April 27
Preliminary Competition: Week of May 11
Practice Session: Week of May 18
Provincial Finals @ Microsoft Vancouver: May 28

Prince George 

Entrepreneurship Workshop: April 24
Preliminary Competition: April 24
Practice Session: Week of May 18
Provincial Finals @ Microsoft Vancouver: May 28

Past Event: Vancouver

Date: May 2019


  • Elevator Pitch ($1,000) Desire for a Hair Dryer from Eric Hamber Secondary
  • First Place ($2,500) Palisade from Kitsilano Secondary
  • Second Place ($1,000) MERAKi from Eric Hamber Secondary
  • Third Place ($500) Pandora’s Paint from Prince of Wales Secondary

Final Round Guest Speaker: Manny Padda, Founder, New Avenue Capital

May 28 Final Round Agenda and Company Descriptions

View the photos