Globe and Mail Elevator Pitch Business Plan Competition

The Globe & Mail and Canada’s largest dedicated small business website ‘’ are facilitating a national ‘Elevator Pitch’ competition.  The ‘2’ minute videos submitted by way of YouTube will be judged by a panel of experienced international investors, media and the audience.  Two videos will be selected to be highlighted during Small Business Week on October 19th in a ‘free’ live interactive webcast.  One video will be selected by the panel of judges and one by the audience.  Teachers and students who wish to attend in person will be provided a discount ‘early bird registration rate’. For more information go to The Globe & Mail at:

Panel Investment Expertise:

  • Communications/Wireless
  • Consumer Brands
  • Financial Services
  • GreenTech
  • Healthcare
  • Software & Hardware Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Sports


  • Richard Boxer, President, Buckingham Capital Corporation – Angel Investor
  • Rob Chaplinsky, Managing Partner, Bridgescale Partners – US Venture Capitalist
  • Julie King, Publisher & Managing Editor, CanadaOne – Media
  • Jacoline Loewen, Director, Loewen & Partners – Consultant
  • Scott MacCannell, President, York Angel Investors Inc. – Angel Investor
  • Sean Stanleigh, Editor, Your Business, The Globe & Mail – Media
  • Robyn Rutledge, Principal, TGS Consumer Partners – US Venture Capitalist
  • Amar Varma, Founder, Extreme Venture Partners – Canadian Venture Capitalist

Date: Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00 pm (EST) Reception

6:00pm – 7:00pm (EST) Interactive Webcast Question & Answers

7:00pm – 9:00pm Networking

Location: SHAMBA

48 Yonge Street, 12th Floor,

Toronto, Ontario,

Registration to Attend: