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Our $100,000 small business contest winners have been announced. We’re not done yet.

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Meet the 2017 TELUS Pitch Winners

  • Maker Kids - Jennifer Turliuk, CEO

    Community Impact Award Winner

    MakerKids runs programs, camps and parties on Coding, Robotics and Minecraft. Graduates have started businesses, been featured on TV, and been published in magazines.

  • iMerciv Inc. - Bin Liu, CEO

    $100,000 TELUS Pitch winner

    iMerciv empowers people living with vision loss through smart wearables. We strive to improve the confidence, independence and overall quality of life of those living with blindness or partial sight.

  • Healthy Pets - Emma Harris, CEO

    Most Promising Startup Award Winner

    Healthy pets is a digital technology company connecting local veterinarians with pet parents through video enabled telemedicine. Pet owners can now access affordable pet healthcare on demand from home.

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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.

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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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