The Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch program allows high school students to create a two minute video explaining their business idea. Explain what problems it will solve, who your customers will be and why your business will succeed. You could win prizes, coaching and tools to help bring your idea to life, and a trip to the Discovery conference in Toronto.

Presented by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Government of Ontario, the Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition invites high school students in Ontario to pitch their business ideas in a two-minute video. Videos are judged through online public voting (40%) and expert judges' scores (60%).


Twenty finalists are chosen and are awarded a trip to Toronto to pitch their ideas live at OCE's Discovery conference and showcase in front of a panel of judges from the entrepreneur community.

The final six winners will receive:

Based on the live pitches, the judges select six winners who are presented with reserved entry into the Summer Company program along with an award suite to be announced.
  • Business plan development and consultation
  • Mentorship
  • An award of up to $3,000 to start your business

For more information on the Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch program and to submit your video, visit www.makeyourpitch.ca