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REF NO.: 137

SUBJECT: Genesis Centre hosting student competition

DATE: Feb. 12

One minute. That’s how long students from both Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic will have to impress seasoned entrepreneurs, potential investors and mentors with their business plans.

The Genesis Centre, Memorial’s business incubator for technology-based ventures with high-growth potential, is hosting Pitch101, an event aimed at giving student entrepreneurs a chance to convey their business plans in 60 seconds or less.

After a short Q&A with judges, an audience will then decide the winner with a vote. The top vote getter receives $500; second place receives $300; and third place receives $200.

The deadline for student participants to register is Monday, Feb. 15. To sign up, students must visit

Pitch101 takes place Friday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. until noon in the Engineering Lounge, Room EN-4000, in the S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building on the St. John’s Campus.

A lunch reception will follow.

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For more information, please contact Jeff Green, communications co-ordinator, Office of the Vice-President (Research), at 709-864-4073, 709-687-9243 or  


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