Student Pitch Event

Are you a current student or recent graduate? Do you have a business idea that you think will improve health outcomes? We want to hear from you!

On January 28, 2023, Cape Breton University and Nova Scotia Health will host a student pitch competition that will bring together students, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and community stakeholders to support investment in the health sector. This is your opportunity to bring your business idea forward for a chance to win $5,000 and business mentorship provided by Innovacorp, Nova Scotia’s early stage venture capital organization.

Innovacorp’s goal is to find, fund and foster innovative Nova Scotia start-ups that strive to change the world.

Apply Now

To apply to participate in the Health Innovation Student Pitch Event, please click here. The deadline to apply is December 6, 2022. Participants can register individually or with a team of up to five people.

Interested in learning more? Join us for an information session on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 5:00pm in CC-144.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Student Information Session at 5:00pm in CC-144 (location #9 on our campus map)

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Deadline to apply to participate in the Health Innovation Student Pitch Event

Thursday, January 5, 2023
Pitch Coaching Workshop – “Business Presentations: From Design to Story” at 5:00pm in CC-144

Go from amateur to professional presenter in 10 easy steps! Learn to create TED-talk quality power-point, Keynote or Google Slide decks. Become a master storyteller and captivate your next presentation audience with secrets that will impress your friends and wow your next employer.

Monday, January 9, 2023
Pitch Coaching Workshop – “Building Your Business Case” at 5:00pm in CC-144

Attracting investment and coming out on top of your pitch competition requires an understanding of the fundamental business information. Learn about the key metrics and deliverables investors and judges look for.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Pitch Coaching Workshop – “Practice Pitch” at 5:00pm in CC-144

Practice your pitch and receive real-time feedback. Polish your presentation and deliver your best pitch in preparation for the final Health Innovation Student Pitch Event

Saturday, January 28, 2023
Health Innovation Student Pitch Event at 9:00am in the Pit Lounge

Questions? Contact healthandwellness@cbu.ca