2024 JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition Winners!

That officially wraps up our 12th JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition! The event showcased a variety of passionate and talented student entrepreneurs on April 3rd, 2024. The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is beyond proud and happy for these outstanding students for presenting their business ventures on stage in front of 300+ attendees. 

Our judges Allison Swelin, Elissa Grohne, Jason Zeiler, and Brad Williamson were tasked with the responsibility of awarding the prizes to the winners for our 2024 JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition below:



Charter BeseltAVIS Drone Solutions - $10,000 JMH & Co. Award, $5,000 LaunchPad Alumni Award, $15,000 Catch Digital Award

AVIS Drone Solutions saves farmers time and money through efficient drone mapping. The result is an efficient solution to issues farmers face every year.





Jasmail Duck & Mehtaab GillNextprep - $10,000 JMH & Co. Award

Nextprep is a platform that allows recruiters to evaluate candidates' technical skills without the need to learn technical lingo.



Reese Finlay88 Degree Tuning $10,000 JMH & Co. Award

88 Degree Tuning offers mobile ski and snowboard maintenance, directly bringing waxing and tuning services to your doorstep. 88 Degrees Tuning aims to expand across Canada, ensuring every city can access convenient, top-notch gear care.



Mike ChenMK Studio - $10,000 JMH & Co. Award

 MK Studio is a leader in Canadian industrial plastic manufacturing utilizing sustainable, high-quality, and affordable 3D printing.



Emma Ghiultu – Adapted - $10,000 connectFirst Credit Union Social Impact Award

Adapted designs and produces fishing rods with accessibility features, reducing barriers for those with limited upper body mobility to participate in outdoor activities.


 Congratulations to the winners as they embark on this new chapter of their careers. The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is excited to continue supporting these student entrepreneurs as they grow their business ventures. 


We would also like to recognize the fantastic students who pitched at the 2024 JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition to showcase their business venture:



Jordan PirauxEmotional Response


Emotional Response’s mission is to empower healthy emotional communication between parents and children with an interactive set of tools.





UNIFIED streamlines document management for construction and infrastructure industries through automation, ensuring regulatory compliance and minimizing administrative burdens.

Thank you to the judges, attendees, and amazing volunteers who participated in and supported the 2024 JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition. This event would not have been possible without your help and support!

Thank You

We also want to thank our amazing sponsors, JMH & Co, connectFirst Credit Union, and Catch Digital. Their passion for fostering student entrepreneurship and growth supports the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in providing MRU students with transformative opportunities.





Want to catch up on what you missed? View the 2024 JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition on YouTube here.