The Genesis Centre’s Evolution program, for very early stage start-ups, has been experiencing remarkable success this year. The number of applicants tripled that of the Fall 2015 session. The recent traction is very encouraging for Newfoundland and Labrador, as more entrepreneurs will help the diversification of the economy in our province and to battle the devastating effects of declining oil prices.
As the Evolution program reached new heights, the Genesis Centre has been able to draw on the expertise of local business professionals, offering participants exceptional mentorship. More than twenty mentors from various industries have stepped up, amassing 100 volunteer hours of mentoring, imparting both wisdom and advice to budding entrepreneurs. The Genesis Centre has a great appreciation for the groundswell of support it has received from the St. John’s business community during the program’s eight weeks, and the Centre looks forward to their continued support.
Now, after eight weeks of intensive workshops, e-learning, and mentoring, the Evolution participants are ready to pitch their business ideas at Pitch & Pick. Ten of the seventeen companies in Evolution have been selected to present their ideas to the anticipated audience at Bitters Pub on Friday at 3pm. This Winter 2016 cohort is the biggest yet, and the range of innovative ideas has greatly expanded as well. These ideas, all with tremendous potential, range from education technology to social entrepreneurship.
On Friday, April 15th, the Genesis Centre will be hosting the Election Convention edition of Pitch & Pick. Hosted at Bitters Pub on MUN campus the public is invited to attend the event and participate. While participants get to pitch their idea, the audience then gets to vote for the best idea. For more updates on Pitch & Pick and other Genesis Centre events, follow us on social media.
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