TELUS Business


Does your business have what it takes to win $100,000?

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The TELUS Pitch is Canada’s largest small business contest that brings together the best minds in Canadian small business. The contest helps accelerate success through the adoption of technology. Pitch your business for a chance to win $100,000.

Why Enter

When networks come together, big things happen.

  • Become a hometown hero.

    Gain bragging rights, rise to the top of Canadian small business.

  • Expand your network.

    Amplify your story with influencers that matter, connect with the people that can help you grow.

  • Exposure.

    Be a part of the buzz. The TELUS Pitch Contest will be highly publicized nationwide.

  • Innovate with technology.

    We'll help unlock the potential innovation that technology can bring to small businesses.

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Prizes and Awards

Grand prize $100,000 cash.

2 Runners-up $10,000 cash.

Community Impact Award.

$10,000 cash and an additional $10,000 to donate to the charity of your choice.

Most Promising Startup Award.

2 Samsung devices + $5,000 in services from Eighty-Eight.

Your Judges

Learn from the best minds in the business.

  • Arlene Dickinson

    CEO of District Ventures Capital

  • Bruce Poon Tip

    Founder, G Adventures

  • Sunil Sharma

    Managing Director, Techstars Toronto

  • Erin Bury

    Managing Director, Eighty-Eight

  • Suzanne Trusdale

    VP, TELUS Small Business Solutions

  • Mark Childs

    Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Canada


AUG 21

Contest Open

OCT 29

Entry Deadline


Semi Finalists Selected

NOV 13

Winner Announced

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The Power Of A Pitch

How pitching changed the game for fellow entrepreneurs.

  • Aqua Mobile Swim School.

    Toronto, Ontario

    "I decided to enter, knowing that if I won, I would have the capital that I needed to scale my business quickly. When filling out your application make sure that it's well thought out and that you're making yourself stand out from the rest... make sure that every single sentence matters."

  • Vancouver Island Salt.

    Cobble Hill, British Columbia

    "We thought about our business, and imagined what we needed to do to be successful. It was really eye-opening to look at our business this way, and make plans based on the facts we had learned about ourselves."

  • Livestock Water Recycling.

    Calgary, Alberta

    "We asked ourselves, 'what would have the greatest impact on our business moving forward?' We decided to write the story of how our technology came about, taking care to tell the judges that it was born from a place of love for the planet. We made it clear that our technology has a higher purpose."

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