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2024 EY/CGLCC Pitch Competition

February 28, 2024 pm - May 31, 2024 pm | Online
Date(s)
February 28, 2024 1:00 pm - May 31, 2024 3:00 pm

Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with EY, invites CGLCC’s certified suppliers and OUT for Business entrepreneurs to participate in the 2024 Virtual EY Pitch Series. This series comprises three Pitch Sessions throughout the year, offering selected participants the opportunity to present their pitches to a panel of judges within a 10-minute timeframe. Judges will provide constructive feedback and tips to help entrepreneurs enhance their selling techniques to corporate buyers.

The pitch competition is only for CGLCC’s certified suppliers and OUT for Business Entrepreneurs.

Format of the 2024 EY Virtual Pitch Series:

  • Each round will feature at least three participants.
  • The order of presenters will be randomly selected before the presentations.
  • Presentations are limited to two individuals from each participating company.
  • Each participant will deliver a ten-minute presentation focusing on their service and value proposition.
  • A two-minute warning will be given, and presentations must conclude after ten minutes.
  • Presenters may use PowerPoint presentations, handouts, or videos.

Your finalists

Iona Sky (they/them/she/her)
I Sky Consulting
I Sky Consulting is a full-service Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (EDIA) consulting firm with focus on making EDIA actionable through expert advice and concrete implementation tools and resources.

What does winning the EY Pitch Competition mean to you and your business?

“Winning this pitch would be life-changing for myself, my clients and also the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities in smaller communities throughout Ontario that I am a part off. As a queer, racialized immigrant to this country, I never imagined having an opportunity like this competition and to win it would be profound and impactful as I will share the knowledge, skills and connections that I will attain through Tuck School of Business with people and communities throughout Canada and globally”.
Iona Sky (they/them/she/her)
I Sky Consulting
Alex Hobbs (he/him)
Atlas Executive Search and Recruitment
By connecting talented individuals with companies urgently seeking their skills, we reduce time-to-fill vacant positions by over 90%. Powered by our around-the-clock sourcing on 3 continents; amazing technology; and a great team dedicated to our clients’ success, we transform teams. But we are not stopping there, we have been developing the technology to enable firms to have the power of a recruitment agency on their own computer – the world’s first Recruiter as a Service.

What does winning the EY Pitch Competition mean to you and your business?

Winning the EY pitch competition would be a dream come true and a testament to the whole team’s hard work in getting the company to where we are today. We are working hard to make recruitment accessible to all and winning the competition would enable us to take one step closer towards that goal.
Alex Hobbs (he/him)
Atlas Executive Search and Recruitment
Dan Brennan
Content Innovo
We are strategic storytellers. We help our clients tell their brand story.

What does winning the EY Pitch Competition mean to you and your business?

Winning the EY Pitch Competition would be a massive feather in our cap. Winning would validate our presentation style and demonstrate that we understand our value proposition. It would open up doors for us in the advisory & consultancy space.
Dan Brennan
Content Innovo

Prizes:

Winners of each round will be paired with mentors to prepare for the Finale in May.

  • Best Pitch: Full scholarship to the Supplier Diversity Professional Excellence, Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth (approximate value: $4,000US).
  • Runner Up: To be announced.
  • Third Place: To be announced.

Dates:

    • FINALE – May 23rd.

    Mentorship:

    After the last pitch session on April 18th, each finalist will be paired with a mentor from EY, who will receive up to four hours of one-to-one mentoring to perfect their pitch.

    Judging:

    EY will secure a minimum of 5 judges for each session and the Finale. Candidates will be assessed on a scale of 1-5 for the following criteria:

    • Presentation materials
    • Verbal communications
    • Non-verbal communications
    • Use of time
    • Communication of core service(s)
    • Value proposition

    EY is committed to maintaining a diverse supplier base and building relationships with suppliers that reflect the market, clients and communities they serve. EY seeks to actively identify, develop, and do business with diverse suppliers as an integral component of its procurement activities. Their Inclusive and Sustainable Procurement team drives the supplier diversity initiative at EY to promote supplier inclusion.

    Register

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    By submitting this form:

    – I give Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce and EY the right to use my name in promotional materials in the event that I am selected to participate.
    – I understand that participating in this program is not for the purpose of securing a contract, but solely for educational purposes.
    – I understand that this program may be changed at any time.