The FIRST EVER The Eco Market Pitch Night - Gallery

Thank you so much to everyone who attended and supported our first ever pitch night, which happened last night at the Kitchener Public Library, with the support of the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre as well as many FABULOUS and incredibly generous community sponsors. Most people aren’t aware that there has been a gap in the KW region for start up support to non-tech businesses founded by someone who isn’t a graduate from one of our local universities. As a result, many entrepreneurs, especially in the green and social space, have fallen through the cracks, which we think is a big disservice to our region because there’s so much value they bring. We hope this pitch night will only be the start in addressing this gap. Interested in supporting us in future pitch nights? Reach out to us at info@theecomarket.org. We’re SO PROUD of all of the hard work our finalists put into presenting their businesses. Big congratulations to all 8 of you, we’re so excited to see how your business evolves. Top 3 winners for the evening: 3) Communities for Conservation 2) All Things Preserved and 1) The Good Green Death Project. CONGRATULATIONS! Scroll down for the gallery of our pitch night!

Here’s what was up for grabs for our top 3 winners! Thank you to everyone who helped out with these amazing prizes!!

3rd Prize - Awarded to Keenan from Communities for Conservation

Second Prize - Awarded to Susan from All Things Preserved

First Prize - Awarded to Susan from The Good Green Death Project

Other Prizes

  • Natural product mentorship from Natural Sci Regulatory Consulting, awarded to Zaffia from Hempergy

  • 3-month retail contract at Full Circle Foods at a premium placement plus product development coaching, awarded to Susan from All Things Preserved

Here are a few shots from the evening!

Jennifer Lyon, our FABULOUS MC for the evening!!

Jennifer Lyon, our FABULOUS MC for the evening!!

Tools for MC success, a mic & a kazoo to sound people off!

Tools for MC success, a mic & a kazoo to sound people off!

Chris Farrell from the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre

Chris Farrell from the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre

Jen Novakovich introducing the night!

Jen Novakovich introducing the night!

Susan Gentilcore, All Things Preserved    www.allthingspreserved.ca

Susan Gentilcore, All Things Preserved

www.allthingspreserved.ca

Devin Cumming, Rain Source     www.rainsource.ca

Devin Cumming, Rain Source

www.rainsource.ca

Jill Weaver, Stock Exchange Bone Broth    www.stockexchangebroth.com

Jill Weaver, Stock Exchange Bone Broth

www.stockexchangebroth.com

Adeilah Dahlke, Jigsaw Organizing Solutions    Jigsaworgsolutions.com

Adeilah Dahlke, Jigsaw Organizing Solutions

Jigsaworgsolutions.com

Zaffia Laplante, Hempergy    www.hempergy.ca

Zaffia Laplante, Hempergy

www.hempergy.ca

Keenan Reimer-Watts, Communities for Conservation    www.communitiesforconservation.org

Keenan Reimer-Watts, Communities for Conservation

www.communitiesforconservation.org

Susan Koswan, Good Green Death Project     www.goodgreendeathproject.ca

Susan Koswan, Good Green Death Project

www.goodgreendeathproject.ca

Elaine Kapogines, The Holistic Parent    www.theholisticparent.ca

Elaine Kapogines, The Holistic Parent

www.theholisticparent.ca

Jennifer Lyon and our FABULOUS volunteer Patricia Lawler!

Jennifer Lyon and our FABULOUS volunteer Patricia Lawler!

A special prize from Full Circle Foods to Susan at All Things Preserved, a 3 MONTH RETAIL CONTRACT! AMAZING!!!

A special prize from Full Circle Foods to Susan at All Things Preserved, a 3 MONTH RETAIL CONTRACT! AMAZING!!!

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