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.
Who participated?

JA students from all over B.C. who took JA Be Entrepreneurial or JA Company Program during the 2022/23 school year had the opportunity to participate. Top teams from these programs were invited to register for Discover Your Pitch.

Time Commitment

Four to six hours were required over the five-week competition.

2023 Program Dates
  • Pitch Foundations Workshop: Thursday, April 6, 2023 | 4:00 PM-5:30 PM PST
  • 1:1 Pitch Coaching 1 : April 11 – 21, 2023
  • Preliminary Competitions: April 24 – 28, 2023
  • 1:1 Pitch Coaching 2 (finalists): May 1 – 5, 2023
  • Provincial Finals: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 
Judges for the 2023 Provincial Final
Preparing for the Pitch

Students pitched a businesses product or service. All businesses were original and developed within the parameters of JA’s senior entrepreneurship programs. Business ideas were subject to vetting to ensure they met these requirements.

Each team was allowed a maximum of three presenters, however, all team members participated in workshops and practice sessions.

Teams from across B.C. pitched their business ideas to a panel of top B.C. business leaders for a chance to win cash prizes. 

Laura Cassin

Investment Associate at Nimbus Synergies

Kirsten Sutton, ICD.D

Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

Joel Hansen

Head of Community at LOI: Startup Accelerator & VC Fund for Founders under 30


Check out our 2021-2022 Discover Your Pitch Report