The Rural Founders in Tech Pitch Competition aims to support rural founders by providing pitch coaching, access to capital, and facilitating networking. Finalists will have the opportunity to pitch in a room full of potential investors and innovation supporters, for a chance to win cash prizes.
After reviewing some amazing submissions to the Rural Founders in Tech Pitch Competition, our selection committee had to make some tough decisions.
Congratulations to our five finalists who will be pitching at the Rural Founders in Tech Pitch Competition on October 12th:
- Aum Patel, Vocalaiz>>
- Brent Puchalski, Paramoria Agri-Science Inc.>>
- Tyler Bennett, Coag Tech>>
- Nifemi Ashani, Styled By Nif Inc.>>
- Gregory Robinson, Mycos>>
This is the fourth of the BIPOC Rural Tech Founders event series and is proudly hosted by Innovate Calgary in partnership with Economic Development Lethbridge, BIPOC Foundation, Mindfuel, APEX Alberta, Edmonton Unlimited, Elevate IP, RINSA, Rural Development Network and Centre for Newcomers
“It is wonderful to see this Rural Pitch Competition come to Lethbridge and give rural founders an opportunity to showcase their innovative businesses and technologies. Often, we see a lack of visibility and accessibility in the rural regions for events and programs that generally take place in the large urban centers of the province. Bringing this event out of the big cities and to our founders is so important to show them that the same opportunities can be available in their regions, and they can feel comfortable accessing support through the province’s Regional Innovation Networks and other service providers to give their businesses a boost and solve some of their wicked problems.” says Charlee Sereda, Program Manager, Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta, Economic Development Lethbridge
Join us at the Rural Founders Pitch Event on October 12th to actively contribute to the development of a vibrant and inclusive entrepreneurial landscape in Alberta. Let’s celebrate the success of rural founders and pave the way for a brighter future together!
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