By KALI CAUDLE
Conestoga students will be venturing into the Dragon’s lair on March. 24.
From 4 to 8 p.m. students will share their product or service ideas with CBC’s Michael Wekerle of Dragon’s Den and other judges in hopes they turn into something bigger. The Pitch Day, as it is being called, is being held by Conestoga’s Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Cambridge campus in the lower atrium.
Students will share their product or service ideas with business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors as well as Wekerle, who will also be the guest speaker.
“We are just very excited to have our students who are a part of the Centre for Entrepreneurship here at the college to have an opportunity to showcase their skills and what they have learned,” said Jennifer Fletcher, program manager of entrepreneur and applied research. “I think it’s important they have an opportunity like this to shine and be able to show people what it is that they can bring to the table,” she said.
Up to $13,000 in cash prizes as well as door prizes will be available to be won at the event.
“I’m excited to hear about the innovative products and services created by Conestoga students and to see them transform their ideas into real business opportunities that will forge their futures,” said Barbara Fennessy, executive dean for entrepreneurship and applied research.
Each group or individual will only have three minutes to make their pitch, which will be followed by a Q and A session with the judges.
Spectators are welcome but space is limited. Tickets cost $15 for guests and $10 for Conestoga College students (students must show their student ID cards). For more information contact Jennifer Fletcher at 519-748-5220, ext. 2622.