JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition 


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Unlock opportunities for up to $70K funding and essential resources to ignite your business. Differentiate yourself by being one of the ambitious few who make it on stage to pitch your business. Share your unique story with hundreds of people across Calgary.



Get your tickets for the 2024 JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition below:



Get ready for the JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition: Spotlighting MRU's rising entrepreneurs! With a hefty $70,000 in prizes on the line, it's the ultimate student pitch event in the province. Join our MRU alumni, friendly faculty, fellow students, and interested investors – all eager to explore the freshest ideas around.

But wait, there's more – before the main event, team up with experienced mentors to fine-tune your business and pitch. This is open to all degree-seekers from every corner of the campus. No need to worry about which faculty or program you're in!


Want to read about past LaunchPad Pitch businesses that have participated? Check out our blog post on last year's winners here


Applications for the JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition now closed until January 2025.


Rowan Dymond & Carman Lim

“Receiving the LaunchPad Alumni Award as a student entrepreneur removes a significant financial hurdle. It gives you a sense of belonging to a community that believes in you. Winning this award makes you feel like you have a team of experienced individuals in your corner, cheering you on and supporting you every step of the way.”

Need help with your idea?


This program is for you whether you have an idea, you have started running a venture, or you have a changemaking idea.

  • Gain access to a community of entrepreneurs on campus and in the Calgary Innovation Ecosystem

  • Receive coaching and mentorship from the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship's team, your peers and alumni founders

  • Apply for up to $2,500 in funding through the Founders Fund as part of LaunchPad Booster

  • Join us for our monthly meetups and in Slate Innovation Lab  




Sound like a fit for you? Do you still have questions? Book a 15-minute meeting with one of our on-campus innovation coaches. 

Tianna Going 

Erin Creegan-Dougherty

Diana Grant-Richmond