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REF NO.: 5

SUBJECT: Help pick Most Valuable Pitch during Genesis Centre event

DATE: Sept. 8,2016

Note to editors:

Media representatives are invited to attend Pitch and Pick, a unique event hosted by Memorial University’s Genesis Centre, taking place today, Thursday, Sept. 8, from 3-6 p.m., at The Fifth Ticket, 171 Water St., in St. John’s.

Ten local startups with big business ideas will pitch their plans to a panel of industry leaders with the audience helping pick a winner.

The event is part of the centre’s Evolution Program, which is geared toward early stage startups and companies who want to apply to the Genesis Centre.

Cash prizes totalling $1,000 will also be awarded. The event is sponsored by Build Ventures, Atlantic Canada’s largest venture capital fund and a venture capital firm investing in startup technology companies.

To confirm your attendance, please contact Angelo Casanas, manager, startup development and partnerships, with the Genesis Centre.

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For more information, please contact Jeff Green, communications co-ordinator, Office of the Vice-President (Research), at 709-687-9243 or jeffg@mun.ca.

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