Winter 2020 Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Finals

student presenting

Join us on Thursday, March 12th to watch 6 student teams pitch their research into important industry problems for a chance to win up to $30K in grant funding!

Two different pitch categories will be presented: Billion Dollar Problems and Open Problems. The funding provided will go toward R&D to develop a solution to the problem pitched.

The judges for the night are:
  • Michael Litt, Co-founder and CEO, Vidyard
    Michael is the co-founder and CEO of the video platform for business, Vidyard. While he's not bringing leading video-based technologies to market, he serves as a general partner of Garage Capital, a seed-stage fund focused on Super-Cluster companies looking to expand their networks into Silicon Valley.
  • Margaret Dalziel, Professor, Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business
    Margaret Dalziel is an Associate Professor with the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business at the University of Waterloo, and co-founder and VP Research of The Evidence Network.  She is an active researcher and a member of the governing council of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  An authority on the evaluation of business support programs, Margaret has served on expert panels for the Treasury Board of Canada, the Government of Ontario, and the Council of Canadian Academies. \

  • Eric Blondeel, Co-founder and CEO, Jelponics
    Eric Blondeel is the CEO and Co-Founder of Jelponics Inc., a new cleantech venture in algae farming. He previously cofounded ExVivo, a medtech startup building improved allergy testing technology. Eric has a PhD in chemical engineering from UWaterloo, where he researched anti-cancer drugs. He's also an alumni of YCombinator (S16).

Event Location:

Engineering 7 (E7) Pitch Space, 2nd floor

Event Time:

6:50pm: Food arrives

7pm: Pitches begin

10pm: Event ends

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