Tue July 30 4:30pm - 6:30pm

IDEA Pitch Tank

Step into the realm of innovation and entrepreneurship at the IDEA Pitch Tank—an electrifying event where bold ideas meet seasoned scrutiny.  

Join us as aspiring entrepreneurs take center stage to pitch their visionary concepts to a panel of industry leaders. From disruptive technologies to sustainable solutions, each pitch promises to challenge norms and inspire change. 

Calling All Entrepreneurs: Pitch Your Vision at IDEA Pitch Tank! 

Are you ready to bring your entrepreneurial vision to life? Join us at the IDEA Pitch Tank, where innovation meets opportunity! We’re inviting passionate entrepreneurs like you to showcase your groundbreaking ideas to a panel of industry experts. 

Whether you’re disrupting an industry, revolutionizing technology, or championing sustainability, this is your chance to shine. Take the stage, captivate our judges, and gain invaluable feedback that could propel your venture to new heights. 

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to pitch your dreams into reality. Submit your application today and seize the spotlight at the IDEA Pitch Tank! 

Benefits for startups:

  • Feedback from the judges on their pitch, business, and presentation 
  • Networking opportunity with fellow entrepreneurs, industry professionals, and community 
  • BONUS FOR WINNER(S): 5-day pass for Pass for IDEA Square One Innovation Hub co-working space and 1-hour free consultation with an IDEA team member on their business 

Meet the Judges:

  • Raymond Wali, Founder, Mango Moose

Raymond starts companies. It is what he loves to do. He is your quintessential Entrepreneur, who launched his first business (CarWraps.ca) at the age of 21. His passion for startups and business model innovation has led to the successful launch of a series of new products, brands and ventures.

  • Alicia Neposlan, Business Centre Manager, Entrepreneurship Centre, BDC, The Business Development Bank of Canada

Alicia Neposlan graduated from the MBA program at the University of Windsor after completing a co-op position at the BDC, the Business Development Bank of Canada. Following graduation, she joined BDC full-time as an Account Manager in Mississauga. After almost three years, Alicia was promoted to Senior Account Manager, Automotive Industry Strategy team at BDC, with a focus on working with advanced manufacturing clients across Ontario.

Alicia then re-joined the Entrepreneurship Centre as Manager with a team of 8 Account Managers, who work closely with Small and Medium sized businesses across the GTA West region. Personally, she enjoys travel, music, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Kevin Fernandes, Partner, Corporate/Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, KMB Law

Kevin’s practice includes purchase and sale (asset and share) transactions, corporate matters, professional client corporate services, private equity transactions and corporate reorganizations. After earning both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Queen’s University, Kevin earned his Juris Doctor with a specialization in Business Law at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the future unfold before your eyes. Join us at the IDEA Pitch Tank and witness innovation take flight. 

Event Details

Registration in advance is required to attend this event. 

If you are interested in pitching, follow the registration steps by clicking the button below. Instructions for submission of the pitch will be extended as you complete your registration. Applications are open to submit for pitching until Friday, July 26.

Kindly note, submission for pitching does not guarantee a pitching slot.

If you have any questions, please contact our events team at idea@mississauga.ca

This event is hosted by:

IDEA Mississauga, Economic Development, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Division, City of Mississauga, is your central source for small business information, resources and guidance.