Student Pitch Event

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On March 25, 2023, Cape Breton University and Nova Scotia Health hosted a student pitch competition that brought together students, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and community stakeholders to support investment in the health sector. Students had an opportunity to bring their business ideas forward for a chance to win $5,000 and business mentorship provided by Invest Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia’s early stage venture capital organization.

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

Congratulations to the winner, Jushya Sachdeva, with her company Dig Out Dementia. And thank you again to our sponsors, Invest NS, NS Health Authority and Springboard for making this event possible.


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Schedule of Events

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

Tuesday, December 20, 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, March 25, 2023
Health Innovation Student Pitch Event at 9:00am in the Pit Lounge.

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