2018 Make Your Pitch judges

Discovery Judges

Expert Judges


  • Yvonne Pilon
    Yvonne Pilon

    Yvonne Pilon is a Millennial #GirlBoss and #WomenInTech. At the age of 24, she founded her first tech company, AD2IT, and by the age of 29, she became the youngest female to lead a Regional Innovation Centre in the Province of Ontario.

    Yvonne has over 10 years experience in the startup and tech space with a core focus on growing companies and building a thriving entrepreneurial community. Yvonne recently took her love for tech to the airwaves as Host of the ‘Tech In The City’ podcast where she likes to consider herself the Carrie Bradshaw of tech. Yvonne is also an advocate for community service boasting dozens of volunteer roles. In addition to her role as President and CEO of WEtech Alliance, she is an Instructor at St. Clair College, Co-Founder of Branded Sisters and Host of Tech In The City.

    Discovery Judges

  • Ami Shah
    Ami Shah

    CEO & Co-Founder of Peekapak, teaching skills for success like empathy and gratitude - both in the class and home. Peekapak is backed by the Edtech vertical of Y Combinator, Imagine K12, based in Silicon Valley, NewSchools Venture Fund, Uncharted (formerly the Unreasonable Institute) and the DMZ.

    Ami has earned a MBA from INSEAD, the #1 ranked MBA program by the FT, and has gained extensive marketing experience through roles at Procter & Gamble, and most recently, as Director of Retail Marketing at a consumer products start-up. Ami is passionate about improving youth education, and has previously advised, volunteered and taught children at education-related non-profit organizations, schools and start-ups. Ami is a mentor at Founder Institute Toronto.

  • Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau
    Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau

    Elizabeth started her first business at 17 years old and as of today has founded 3 businesses. Her first venture was inspired by her passion for ringette. After being selected for Team Canada for the World Championship in the Czech Republic, she started Camp Pulsion, a specialized ringette goalie school. She also started a second company while studying in University, AmbiZion, which builds marketing strategies surrounding promotional products. She is now working full time on her latest startup; Welbi. Welbi uses artificial intelligence to improve the well-being of residents in senior living facilities.

  • Kristian Borghesan
    Kristian Borghesan

    Kristian Borghesan is an entrepreneur and an inbound marketing professional passionate about connecting with new people, digital marketing, social media, sales & business development and all things startups. As the Co-Founder, Head of Growth & Marketing of local startup, Brüha, Kristian is responsible for leading the company's marketing, sales and scaling efforts. Kristian is also the Co-Host of The Art of The Fail podcast where he along with his co-host Chris Buttenham chat with startup founders across North America about their experiences undergoing (and overcoming) failures to break the stigma that exists.

Expert Judges

Video Deadline March 29, 2017

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