About this Program
The Innovation Rodeo Crowd Favourite Idea Pitch Competition is open to students and recent alumni of Alberta's tech upskilling and self-employment programs like EdgeUp, InceptionU, Lighthouse Labs, MNP Self Employment, Momentum, TAP and first-time entrepreneurs living in Alberta who recently completed a startup program like Platform Calgary's Junction program or Startup Edmonton's PROPEL program who want the opportunity to win cash for a startup or early-stage company they are working on.
The top 6 submissions will proceed to the live event held on the final Friday of this year’s Innovation Rodeo – See the Friday schedule near the bottom of this page: https://innovationrodeo.com/schedule.
The six finalists will be announced on Sunday, July 11th and would pitch on the afternoon of Friday, July 11th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Now in its 6th year, the Innovation Rodeo is spearheaded by Bow Valley College and is five afternoons of keynote speakers, entrepreneurship panels of world-class entrepreneurs, innovation challenges that give away $6,000 to participants, a crowd favourite pitch competition that awards all the ticket proceeds to the top three contestants, and student pitch competitions that award $25,000 in cash and $45,000 in scholarships to the top Entrepreneurship Program in Silicon Valley..
Agriculture, Biotechnology, Business Services, Chemicals and Chemical Products, Clean Technology