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Thank you for joining us online for the final round of Discover your Pitch, an investor pitch competition for high school students who have taken a JA entrepreneurship program.

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST

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Details for the 2021-22 Discover your Pitch will be available soon. Tentative schedule: April 2022 workshops, May 2022 mentorship & pitch competition.

Here are our 2020/21 Discover your Pitch Winners!

1st Place ECOBuy $2,500
2nd Place UVOLVE $1,000
3rd Place Eco Burrito $500
Lightning round- top elevator pitch  ECOBuy $1,000

2020/21 Discover your Pitch Finalists

Eco-terrariums Vancouver Terrariums using recycled glass jars
WaveSave Port Moody Eco-friendly phone cases
UVOLVE Vancouver Sanitizing robot using UV light
Enlight Vancouver Goal accomplishing app
UpCyc Kelowna/Vancouver Upcycling app
ECOBuy Port Moody Eco-friendly shopping app
Smile on the Go Prince George Eco-friendly toothbrush
Eco Burrito Vancouver Roll-up cutlery case
BlueHouse Prince George Sustainable home blueprints

Meet our Judges for the Finale:

Lara Dauphinee

Managing Director, Fiore Group

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Paul Geyer

CEO, Discovery Parks

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Stuart Louie

Governor, London Drugs Ltd.

Gerald Ma

Exec Committee Member & General Manager – CBD
CK Asset Holdings Limited
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Tracey McVicar

Partner, CAI Capital Partners

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Keynote Speaker:

Bunny Ghatrora

Co-founder and COO of Blume

Forbes 30 Under 30

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What is Discover your Pitch?

Discovery Foundation’s Discover your Pitch, presented by JABC, is an exclusive investor pitch competition for B.C. high school students to take their business and presentation skills and knowledge to the next level.

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What does Discover your Pitch involve?

Upon successful completion of JA Be Entrepreneurial or JA Company Program, top teams will be invited to refine their business ideas through their participation in our fundamentals of fundraising workshop and practice sessions. Teams from across B.C. will then pitch their business ideas to a panel of top B.C. business leaders for a chance to win cash prizes. Over $6,500 is available to be won!

Check out the winners, judges and partners of Discover your Pitch 2020 here.

Watch the recording of the 2020 Discover Your Pitch Finals

Who can participate?

Any B.C. students who have taken JA Be Entrepreneurial or JA Company Program and who have participated in the program competition. Top teams will then be invited to register for Discover your Pitch. Each team is allowed a maximum of three presenters.

Student team registration for Discover your Pitch 2021 is now closed.

Discover your Pitch is accessible to JA students anywhere in B.C. Virtual participation will be provided for all program components, including the finale.

Meet our 2021 Discover your Pitch Teams

We have 27 teams from all across British Columbia participating in the Discover your Pitch Preliminary Rounds this year.
  1. Adopt A Book – APASS Education Group – Vancouver
  2. Blue House – Prince George Secondary – Prince George
  3. ClenShore – Richmond Secondary – Richmond
  4. CozyCore – Fort Nelson Secondary – Fort Nelson
  5. Crafting’s Joy – Burnaby Mountain Secondary; Burnaby North Secondary; Crofton House; Moscrop Secondary; Richmond Secondary – Lower Mainland
  6. Eco Burrito – Kitsilano Secondary – Vancouver
  7. ECOBuy – Heritage Woods Secondary – Port Moody
  8. Ecoral – Burnaby Mountain Secondary; Notre Dame Regional Secondary; University Hill Secondary – Lower Mainland
  9. Eco-terrariums – École Salish Secondary; Handsworth Secondary; St. George’s School – Lower Mainland
  10. Enlight – Prince of Wales Secondary; University Hill Secondary – Lower Mainland
  11. Flossy Wossy – Richmond Secondary – Richmond
  12. Flower Power – Houston Christian School – Houston
  13. Frosted Layers – Richmond Secondary – Richmond
  14. Grades Made Easy – Heritage Woods Secondary – Port Moody
  15. Mockingbird – APASS Education Group – Vancouver
  16. PlasDolls – Duchess Park Secondary – Prince George
  17. PlateU – Gleneagle Secondary; St. George’s School – Lower Mainland
  18. RainDrops – University Hill Secondary – Vancouver
  19. Renowaste – University Hill Secondary – Vancouver
  20. Restorit – Burnaby Mountain Secondary; Burnaby North Secondary; Killarney Secondary; Moscrop Secondary; Pitt Meadows Secondary; Princess Margaret Secondary; Royal Bay Secondary; Windsor Secondary – Lower Mainland; Greater Victoria
  21. Roostr – Lord Byng; University Hill Secondary – Vancouver
  22. Smile on the Go – Duchess Park Secondary – Prince George
  23. Unmove-A-Bowl – Heritage Woods Secondary – Port Moody
  24. Upcyc – Crofton House; Kelowna Secondary; Point Grey Secondary; Richmond Secondary; University Hill Secondary – Lower Mainland, Okanagan
  25. UVOLVE – University Hill Secondary – Vancouver
  26. WaveSave – Heritage Woods Secondary – Port Moody
  27. Webdrobe – Alcuin College – North Vancouver

2020-21 Team Prizes Available

Over $6,500 in prizes were won!

Preliminary Competition (multiple pools): 1st Place – $300 | 2nd Place – $200 | 3rd Place – $100

Final Competition: 1st Place – $2,500 | 2nd Place – $1,000 | 3rd Place – $500

PLUS an additional $1,000 was up for grabs for the top elevator pitch, determined by viewers in a fan favourite vote!

2020-21 Important Dates

  • Workshop 1 | April 22, 2021 – 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (PST)
  • Workshop 2 | April 29, 2021 – 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (PST)
  • Pitch Practice 1 | May 3 – 7, 2021 – multiple dates/times will be posted for sign up
  • Preliminary Competition | May 10 – 14, 2021 – multiple dates/times will be posted for sign up
  • Pitch Practice 2 | May 20, 2021 – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (PST)
  • Final Competition | May 26, 2021 – 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (PST)

Note: Workshops and Pitch Practice 1 are mandatory for all teams. All teams that advance to the finals must attend Pitch Practice 2.

2020-21 PRESENTING PARTNER

2020-21 SUPPORTING PARTNER

2020-21 EDUCATION PARTNER

For registration inquiries, contact your JABC Program Team member.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Christian Ratcliffe, Director, Corporate Engagement at christian.ratcliffe@jabc.org

For event inquires, contact Rosine Hage-Moussa at rosine.hage-moussa@jabc.org