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RBC Solve it, Pitch it, Win it! Quick Pitch Challenge – Hosted by e@UBCO

March 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT


RBC Solve it, Pitch it, Win it! Quick Pitch Challenge
This is your chance to help make Kelowna a better place to live, work and play for young professionals, show off your pitching skills and compete for cash prizes. Prizes range in value from $1250 to $500.

YouthfulCities has just released its inaugural Canadian Urban Work Index – funded by RBC Future Launch. The data – collected by youth – is meant to inspire and inform urban innovation efforts. Kelowna is ranked 14th on the Index with Calgary 13th and Vancouver 15th. Full details can be found here: https://www.youthfulcities.com/

RBC is committed, through the work of the RBC Future Launch, to strengthening Kelowna’s ecosystem as a place for youth to live and work, and to help young Canadians prepare for a drastically changing workforce.

That’s why RBC, e@UBCO and Pushor Mitchell are partnering to hold the RBC Solve it Pitch it, Win it! Quick Pitch Challenge: We want your team to pitch a solution that has the potential to improve Kelowna’s education (affordability, access and work integrated learning experiences), entrepreneurship (spirit, spaces, programming), affordability (housing, utilities, transportation, food/clothing, leisure, health) and/or employment (basic, career-oriented, city economic profile, programs).

You are the future. The Quick Pitch Challenge gives you a voice in shaping it.

The Event
We are inviting UBCO’s top entrepreneurial teams to participate in RBC Solve it, Pitch it and Win it! Challenge.

Over the course of 1 afternoon and evening each team will tackle one of this region’s biggest challenges impacting youth, all the while demonstrating their creative thinking, teamwork and pitch skills. e@UBCO Lean LaunchPad Accelerator mentors and RBC and Pushor Mitchell team members will be on hand to coach the teams.

March 26th, 2019

UBCO Campus – Noon

There will be a lunchtime session to brief the teams on the structure of the competition and to take questions
The teams (of 2 or more members) will be given the opportunity to choose a predetermined challenge to solve and are free to work that afternoon on their entry if they wish to get a head start.
Innovation Centre – 460 Doyle Ave


Teams will have 2 hours to work on their solutions and slide deck
Mentors will circulate to each team and offer coaching and feedback
A delicious selection of tacos, fresh salsas, sangria, and margaritas will be provided in the Accelerate Okanagan lounge.

7pm -8pm

Teams deliver quick pitch to the innovation community and judging panel
Prizes awarded to the winning teams as follows:
1st Prize – $1,250
2nd Prize – $750
3rd Prize – $500

Let’s work together to prepare Kelowna as the best place for young professionals in Canada!