hand depositing coin into globeSeven local social enterprises will join in a pitch competition Thursday, Sept. 19.

Local social enterprises to pitch into competition

The second annual “Libro-EPIC Social Enterprise Pitch Competition” will see seven local social enterprises compete for money to grow their ventures, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.

Hosted by the Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre) in collaboration with Libro Credit Union, the program will pay as many as four successful competitors up to $8,000 each over the next four months.

“The Libro-EPIC Social Impact Initiative gives social entrepreneurs the tools they need to get their business off the ground,” said EPICentre director Wen Teoh. “We strongly believe in the power of community and collaboration. When people come together with the intention to make a positive change, amazing things happen.”

Community members are welcome to watch the presentations in the EPICentre, located on the second floor of the Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre, to a panel of judges:

  • Kent Walker, MBA director and professor at Odette School of Business;
  • Sydney Thompson, EPICentre program lead;
  • Carolyn Vsetula, regional manager agriculture and commercial, Libro Credit Union;
  • Clement Panzavolta, senior development officer at Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario.

Register for the event on the EPICentre website.