For the first time ever the Conestoga School of Business and Hospitality entered students in the highly regarded Pitch Competition held at the Accelerator Centre at the University of Waterloo.
On Wednesday November 21st, Conestoga held its first school-wide Business Pitch Competition. Eleven contestants pitched their businesses to a panel of five judges from the TD Bank Small Business Division, Moon Ray Blinds, and Conestoga faculty. Winners of $200 were: Eric Dymond from the Advertising Program with his idea for AgRelief, providing inspection help for farmers; Gerald Reinink with Reinink Wood Specialties, siding homes with reclaimed lumber, and Austin Robbins with Aepex Productions, a hip-hop beat production company.
Friday, November 30th, these three winners went on to the regional competition held at the Accelerator Centre. Forty-five contestants competed from McMaster, Wilfrid Laurier, University of Waterloo, University of Guelph, Western, Brock and Conestoga College. Of the ten finalists, two of our own, Gerald and Eric competed for the 3-$1,000 prizes. Unfortunately they didn't win but were praised for their strong showing.