The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch Semi-Final

Hey Canada!

The Forum is hosting its seventh annual The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch Semi-Final event and we want you to join us!

It’s free, virtual, and taking place on Thursday, February 16, 2022, from 12pm – 2pm PST // 3pm – 5pm EST.

We had 368 applicants to The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch program this year, and we’re thankful to have had the support of our Community Panel in making the difficult decision to select the 15 Semi-Finalists you’ll hear from on February 16.

What will happen during the Semi-Final event?

  • The 15 Semi-Finalists – a group of Canada’s most promising women entrepreneurs – will share their impactful business visions.
  • Join us in cheering for them as they pitch for a chance to move forward to the next round, where they’ll receive a prize package valued at $30,000 CAD at The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch Finale.

Tickets:

Individual Tickets – FREE

  • Consider adding a DONATION to The Forum to your registration
  • $20+ donations are eligible for a tax receipt
  • $500 supports program tuition for one of our women entrepreneurs

Who should attend?

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneurlooking for inspiration as you scale your business, or just want to hear from some of Canada’s greatest up-and-coming business leaders—this event is for you.

Do I need anything?

This event is free and virtual. That means you can attend from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection!

If you want to jot down your learnings as the Semi-Finalists share their pitches, we’d also recommend bringing a notebook.

What is The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch?

Confidence, real-world experience and a new network of support—that’s how The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch program helps women entrepreneurs navigate, activate, and fast-track their access to the different types of capital that they need to thrive.

Addressing the barrier of access to capitals, the program offers education, 1:1 mentorship, coaching, national exposure, and access to specialized resources and networks so that participants can share their business pitches with confidence.

At the same time, they can secure the community, financial, social, and knowledge capitals needed to make their business visions a reality.

Become a Sponsor or Patron

For all sponsorship inquiries or to reserve a table for The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch Finale on April 27, 2023, please contact lisa@theforum.ca.

How do I donate to the Silent and Live Auctions?

The auctions for The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch Finale on April 27, 2023 are featured prominently in our communications and always a huge draw for our community. We would be thrilled to highlight your business and product through our virtual silent auction, dedicated social media accounts and promotional activities. Our goal will be to create awareness for your business and share our sincere gratitude for your generosity.

To donate, please contact silentauction@theforum.ca.

Make a Donation

The Forum is a registered Canadian charity whose sole mission is to provide women entrepreneurs with the resources and community that they need to succeed. Your donations enable us to expand our reach and help more women entrepreneurs bring their business visions to life.

LEARN MORE & DONATE

$20+ donations are eligible for a tax receipt.

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