Students work in small groups to create a business plan and a pitch that they will use in a pitch competition. Working through the LEAN Business Model Canvas, students will be introduced to the core componets of starting a business. Pitch Days provide grade 9 & 10 students taking the Intro to Business course an opportunity to pitch their business plan to a panel of industry professionals in a Dragon’s Den style format. Competing against other teams, students answer questions about their business and receive feedback from the judging panel.
Testimonial from a teacher who has participated in a Pitch Day:
It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for students to pitch a real business idea to successful local entrepreneurs. These “Pitch Days” provide a hands-on experience that perfectly fits the Intro to Business curriculum expectations.
Dates for the 2017-2018 Pitch Days with the WCDSB are currently being finalized. Stay tuned!
If you are a teacher interested in participating, please contact Judy Carley from the Waterloo Catholic District School Board!