May 8, 2012 10:45 AM
It all comes down to this: three hours, 10 finalists and a panel of industry experts. And by 5:00 pm on May 15, the winner of the Alpha Exchange Innovation Campaign will be known. The 10 finalists — in no particular order — are:
These10 entrepreneurs will each get 10 minutes to convince the judges that their product or service is the smartest, most innovative and the most likely to make lots of money for the creators and any investors. That winner will receive a huge prize package and on-going coverage in Backbone
magazine and online at www.backbonemag.com
. A runner-up will also be named.
The live pitch-off event is May 15, 2012, at the OCE Discovery12
show in Toronto. More information on the event and a registration form is on our live-pitch page
The Alpha Exchange Innovation contest, presented by Backbone
, was about finding inspired Canadian technology ideas and helping entrepreneurs bring those ideas to the marketplace. Qualified entrants were early-stage companies with revenue of no more than $2 million annually. Successful entrants will have a ready-to-sell product or service and a complete business plan and market analysis.
Peter Wolchak has been a professional print journalist for more than a decade. Starting as a news photographer at a community newspaper, Peter then worked as a staff writer at ComputerWorld Canada, a national trade magazine, and later served as the editor of that publication for four years. Peter then moved up to the national business magazine arena as the editor of Backbone. In addition to these journalism activities, Peter has also worked as a public speaker and discussion moderator, served as a judge for the McLuhan Festival’s Vortex awards, and sits on the E-Business Program Advisory Committee at Sheridan College.
Posted by Sue Ansell at May 8, 2012 10:45 AM
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