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.

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.

Businesses may be a product or service. All businesses must be original, are of the student company’s own idea and developed within the parameters of JABC’s senior entrepreneurship programs. Business ideas may be subject to vetting to ensure they meet these requirements.

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. 

Who can participate?

JA students from all over B.C. who have taken JA Be Entrepreneurial or JA Company Program during the 2021/22 school year have the opportunity to participate. Top teams from these programs will be invited to register for Discover your Pitch.

Each team is allowed a maximum of three presenters, however, all team members can participate in workshops and practice sessions.

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

Important Dates

Time commitment: 4-6 hours over the 5 week-long competition
  • Workshop 1: Thursday, April 21, 2022 | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST
  • Workshop 2: Thursday, April 28, 2022 | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST
  • Pitch Practice 1: May 2 – 6, 2022 | multiple days/times will be posted for sign-up
  • Preliminary Competition: May 9 – 13, 2022 | multiple dates/times will be posted for sign-up
  • Pitch Practice 2: Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
  • Provincial Finals: Week of May 23, 2022 | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST

Want to register? Contact Jesslyn Smith, Program Manager, High School at jesslyn.smith@jabc.org for more information.

PRESENTING PARTNER

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

Check out our 2020-2021 Discover your Pitch Report

View the full recording of the 2021 Discover your Pitch competition here:

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For registration inquiries, contact Jesslyn Smith, Program Manager – High School at jesslyn.smith@jabc.org

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Christian Ratcliffe, Director, Development & Government Relations at christian.ratcliffe@jabc.org

For program inquires, contact Ayesha Hasan, Coordinator, Events & Marketing at ayesha.hasan@jabc.org