Come cheer on Mount Royal University's Entrepreneurs!

Watch the top ventures compete for $70,000 in cash and prizes during the sixth annual JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition! LaunchPad is our biggest event of the year where students and recent alumni from across campus pitch their venture to a panel of esteemed judges and a supportive audience. Teams are given 5 minutes to pitch, followed by another 5 minutes of Q&A from the judges. The most promising ventures will walk away with their share of $70,000 in cash and services to take their venture to the next level!

The JMH LaunchPad is generously supported by JMH & Co, the BUSY Foundation, LaBarge Weinstein LLP, and Trout + Taylor.

Bar + Appetizers will be available

Announcing the 2018 LaunchPad Finalists!


David Halperin is the Co-Founder of LIT. LIT delivers craft beer from microbreweries directly to customers on-demand.


Landon Clost is the Founder of Lobo Developments. Lobo Developments is re-defining affordable living by purchasing run-down, unliveable mobile homes, renovating them at a low cost, and transforming them into modern living spaces offered at an affordable price.


Renato Niro and Ryan Doel launched Student Saver, a mobile app that allows you to discover events, offers, promotions, and contests currently being offered by local businesses. Geolocation technology provides real-time updates to let you know of the local hotspots in your vicinity.


Elissa Grohne is the Founder of S'WEARIT. The S'WEARIT sports bra provides women with a secure and convenient place to store their phones. It's lined with a silver fabric to block cell phone (RF) radiation. It also protects the phone; No longer will theft, sweat damage or breakage be an issue.


Vigo helps adventurers who are stuck in a routine reveal the hidden gems in their own city by providing a seasonal lineup of unique local experiences. They also enable the businesses that they partner with to connect with new customers, leveraging word of mouth marketing. Emily Knight is the Co-Founder of Vigo.


After spotting a unique opportunity in his hometown, Founder Daniel Smith committed to opening Connor's Carwash in Invermere British Columbia.


Will Conner is the Founder of CommunityKit. CommunityKit supports nonprofits through the policy development process, utilizing cloud-based forms, reference documents, videos, and checklists. The system will enable a new board to draft their founding documents, operational policies, procedures and check list while linking them to vendors and agencies.