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PLEASE NOTE: Out of an abundance of caution and in response to COVID-19, Innovation Guelph has decided to cancel all in person public and networking events during until further notice.

We apologize for the short notice and thank you for your understanding

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How to Keep Your Ideal Customers

Toolkit Tuesday: Lunch & Learn –  The Art of Pitching with Melissa Durrell

July 20, 2021
12 pm – 1:30 pm

You have 5 seconds… how do you capture the attention of investors, or potential stakeholders? A great lead! Learn how to speak passionately and conversationally about your business and your offering, so people will listen and take interest.

The most successful pitches are those that, while rehearsed, do not sound like it; first and foremost, pitching is storytelling – people need to hear how it is a good idea, and they need to FEEL it, too. There is a science behind the “pitch”, we will break it down and show you the hacks, pitfalls, and how to accordion your pitch to fit any time slot!

Come to July’s Toolkit Tuesday to learn the must-know tips and tricks all startups should be aware of. Learn from Melissa Durrell, one of Canada’s top pitch coaches, how you should prepare, what you should consider and how you can hit a homerun each and every time.

Presented by: Melissa Durrell, Innovation Guelph Mentor and Pitch Coach.

Melissa Durrell is actively involved with the global startup scene, working with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and angel investors. As one of Canada’s few female pitch coaches, she’s known for her unique storytelling skills, which she honed at her former career as an award-winning Canadian broadcast journalist. During her time at Communitech HYPERDRIVE (now REV), she successfully worked with dozens of CEOs as they developed their “pitch” running up to DemoDay. Melissa is currently an investor pitch coach with Innovation Guelph and Accelerator Centre and has worked with founders to successfully raise more than $100M in the last several years.

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When a pandemic takes over the world, change happens out of necessity. While it may look a little different this year, on October 21, 2021 Innovation Guelph will deliver the immersive online experience we have all been waiting for; the Ontario Innovation Expo is back for its third and most exciting year yet!

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Our Repeating Workshops

Start Your Engine

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | Free
Attend a free information session to learn more about Innovation Guelph, our programs, and how you can get involved.
Register for the next Start Your Engine

Toolkit Tuesdays

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Free

Toolkit Tuesdays are free learning sessions for current and potential Innovation Guelph clients. These sessions are an excellent opportunity to learn something new, connect with the experts, ask questions, and get advice!

This event is free to attend but registration is required. Space is limited.

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Lessons from Leaders

7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Free

Lessons from Leaders are free learning sessions, held quarterly. They are an excellent opportunity to hear from people who’ve been in your shoes! A panel of leaders, representing various stages of business from a variety of sectors and business models, discuss a theme or topic.

These events are free to attend but registration is required. Space is limited. Specific sessions are advertised above.