One minute could equal $100,000 for your small business.
Introducing our TELUS Pitch 2019 top 10 finalists! Our final 3 finalists will be announced on July 23. Stay tuned.
Top 10 Contestants
As a patient, I learned what it felt like to fall through the cracks in the healthcare system...
I was always frustrated as a student. As someone who loves learning, I hated going to school...
Hi! I’m Lynn Dargis and I was born and raised on a mixed grain and cattle farm in northeast Alberta...
Nearly 5 billion pounds of food goes to waste in our country every single year. 45% of that are...
Goldilocks Sustainable Goods
4 years ago our fearless leader (Amy Hall) was volunteering on a Shark Conservation project...
I founded HigherEdPoints.com after a 25 year career in the education loyalty and student...
About two years ago InStage co-founder, Nicole Mclean was practicing for a Toastmaster...
Miss Mo's Vegan Kitchen
I have always loved cooking. Everything about it excites me. From the planning to the shopping...
Nom Nom Foods
My story began 5 years ago when I was working as an International business director across 47...
What could your business do with $100,000? With more than $150,000 in prizes on the line, TELUS Pitch is Canada’s largest small business competition, offering Canadian entrepreneurs the chance to reap the rewards of their hard work with a $100,000 cash payout.
Prizes and Awards
Grand Prize Winner
$100,000 cash to be awarded at the TELUS Pitch Live Summit on July 30 + $10,000 will be donated on behalf of the winner to TELUS Friendly Future Foundation.
The remaining two grand prize finalists will receive a cash prize of $10,000.
Additional award prizes
Community impact award: $5,000 in Samsung technology + $5,000 in marketing services from Eighty-Eight + consulting hours with TELUS Ventures.
Most Promising Startup award: $5,000 in Facebook ad credits + a one year membership to Workhaus (value = $4,200) + a bootcamp session with a Facebook expert.
Multicultural business of the year award: $5,000 in marketing services from Response + one year membership to Workhaus (value = $4,200) + consulting hours with TELUS Ventures.
Learn from the best minds in the business.
Insider advice from former winners
AquaMobile Swim School
Advice from 2015 $100,000 contest winner
“If you’re thinking of entering the Small Business Challenge, just go for it! You never know, it could be a game-changer for your business. I almost didn’t enter because it was coming down to the deadline and I was slammed with other work, but the process didn’t take long and it was obviously well worth it. When filling out your application, definitely make sure that you take your time with it. Make sure that it’s well thought out and that you’re making yourself stand out from the rest.”
iMerciv Inc. - Bin Liu, CEO
$100,000 TELUS Pitch winner
"Winning the $100,000 TELUS Pitch secured our footing in the European market; it helped to fully fund our expansion efforts and made us fully profitable.
Anyone looking to enter the TELUS Pitch this year, don’t be intimidated! Carry out your pitch as you normally would, keep it straightforward and to the point, and ensure you have an answer to every question that comes after.”
Vancouver Island Salt Co.
Advice from 2014 $100,000 contest winner
“If there’s any advice I can give to other Canadian small businesses thinking of entering, it’s to have fun with it! My experience has taught me that the judges are looking for a great business to help as much as they are looking for a great person to help. Show the judges who you are."