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5 Reasons You Should Come to Our Earth Tech Pitch Night

Nikky Manfredi

Nikky Manfredi

Communications & Content Specialist

You won’t want to miss Earth Tech Pitch Night on June 30. Earth Tech is our accelerator for early-stage cleantech startups working on climate and water solutions. At the end of June, our 2021 cohort will share about their work and likely inspire you with their tech innovations. Every one of them was selected by us for their potential impact. On top of that, three of them will get selected by the audience – that’s you! – for Audience Choice Awards and cash prizes. We can’t wait! 

Here’s what to expect from an Earth Tech Pitch Night (and why we think you should tune in): 

1. A Party for the Planet 

What better way to ring in the summer than with another Zoom event?! 

Just kidding. What better way to kick off a season of better weather than with a night supporting people working hard for the planet? We all need an excuse for a little celebration. It’s been a tough year, to say the least, and with the climate crisis becoming more terrifying by the day, we could all benefit from hearing about solutions and how we can support them. Also, we’ll end the event with some networking by shifting to our virtual space, which is great for connecting and feels almost like real life.

2. Solutions, Solutions, Solutions 

We’re bringing you promising solutions from 17 ventures across Canada – from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland, from cutting-edge sensors to sustainable textiles, from apps to hardware. Come discover and cheer on these entrepreneurs as they share how their technologies are helping to build the low-carbon economy and a better future for all. 

3. The stakes are high and you get to decide! 

That’s right: public opinion rules the night. In the first round, each venture will give an elevator pitch. Then, the audience will vote on which five ventures move to the final round. Then, you vote again! The audience will select which three ventures win the Audience Choice and cash prizes totalling $10,000. Don’t miss your chance to have a say – last year was so close; it was gripping! 

4. Money, money, money (monayyyyy)

Early-stage cleantech startups can struggle to raise the funding they need to prove their technologies and get them to market. And while $10,000 may not be make or break, the audience validation helps and every dollar counts! Thanks to prize money contributors Fixx, and our partners at the RBC Foundation, Bullfrog Power and the Peter Gilgan Foundation for making this all possible. 

5. Now’s the Time to Grow Canadian Cleantech 

We’re at a critical moment in the development of Canada’s cleantech industry. As we look to build back better, now’s the time to seize this opportunity to pivot to a green economy and support homegrown talent and innovation. Early-stage ventures are showing us what’s possible. 

Register here and come show your support on June 30! 

The Centre for Social Innovation is helping to prove that the Next Economy – one that is regenerative, inclusive and prosperous for all – is possible. 

Our Climate Ventures initiative fast-tracks the success of early-stage entrepreneurs who are developing and implementing solutions to the climate crisis. We also work with governments, large companies and partners to solve challenges and scale solutions. Learn more at climateventures.org.

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