Judges

ENTI 317 - Final Pitch Judging (Fall 2021)

Hello Team Hunter!

The Hunter Centre is looking for judges to evaluate the most promising student teams from this semester's ENTI 317 lectures. Each judge will recommend one team to apply for the RBC Fast Pitch Competition.

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW

The ENTI 317 Final Judging sessions are online presentations that are held near the end of the term. Each student team will present a four-minute video pitch to a panel of Team Hunter Judges (that's you) about their proposed business concept. The panel of judges will then have five minutes for Q&A to provide the teams with insights in the following areas:

  1. The role of the judges will be to listen attentively to the videos and to evaluate the presentations based on the following areas:
    • Is the team focused on a clear business opportunity?
    • Are potential early adopters clearly identified?
    • Is the proposed solution/product feasible and valuable?
    • Does the business model have the ability to compete in the market?
    • Does the team have a clear understanding of what they need to succeed?
    • Does the team have a clear understanding of how to move forward over the next 6 months?
    • What is the overall effectiveness of the presentation?

Ultimately, students will be using the feedback from the judges to determine next steps and to help them decide if they should enter the qualifying round for the RBC Fast Pitch Competition, hosted annually by the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT & YOUR ROLE

  • Judges will view the video pitches over the 72 hours prior to class. Links to the platform and your sign-up details will be sent to you in a separate email. You will also have the opportunity to attend an optional session to learn how to use the platform.
  • As a judge, you will visit the class for a 2 hour and 30 minute period and see 4 minute video presentations from 7 teams of 4-5 students.
  • There will be 1 minute of turnover time in between presentations.
  • Additional time is made up of a before and after discussions.
  • Your role is to evaluate their ideas, provide feedback and recommend whether or not they should move forward with their venture.
  • Try to provide a critical, yet supportive lens when giving feedback.
  • This course is all about 'entrepreneurial thinking' and demands action, leadership and accountability so please encourage the students to think for themselves.

After signing up, training materials, the schedule, links to the pitch-videos and meeting links will all be provided in advance of each session. There will also be a 15 minute briefing at the beginning of each lecture to help you feel comfortable with the activity at hand.

Due to the tight timetabling of classroom schedules, we ask that all volunteers arrive promptly to their assignment(s), as instructed by the Hunter Centre. We acknowledge that sometimes, life happens, and you may need to withdraw from your volunteer assignment. We ask that you please give us at least 48 hours' notice to find a replacement.

Meanwhile, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us!
Ph: 403-813-2331
Email: [email protected]

With thanks,
The Hunter Centre Team

Location: Zoom (live)

Created by:   Hunter Centre
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (MDT) Available Slot
11/29/2021 (Mon.) 10:45am - 1:15pm  

Judges (8)

 
5 of 8 slots filled
Peter Jurisic
Anthonet MARAMIERI
Andrew Nartey
Grant McLarnon
Zaheera Soomar
11/30/2021 (Tue.) 10:45am - 1:15pm  

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5 of 8 slots filled
JIm Rieder
Richard Simpson
David Fillo
Peter Jurisic
Mike Backus
3:15pm - 5:45pm  

Judges (8)

 
All slots filled
JIm Rieder
Derek Payne
Dele Ajele
Will appreciate a calendar invite
Paul McCloy
Nicole Lang
Nikhil Bedi
Ricardo Flores Mir
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12/01/2021 (Wed.) 10:45am - 1:15pm  

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5 of 8 slots filled
Brian Donaldson
Bontu Galataa
Peter Jurisic
Erika Topola
Lori Farley
12/02/2021 (Thu.) 10:45am - 1:15pm  

Judges (8)

 
4 of 8 slots filled
Peter Jurisic
Lori Farley
Savana Radley
Zaheera Soomar
3:15pm - 5:45pm  

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4 of 8 slots filled
Stephanie Horner
Dele Ajele
Will appreciate a calendar invite
Maureen Stonehouse
Lori Farley
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