Welcome and opening remarks
Keynote: Anton Wong (Amedia Productions)
Short-list ideas and form teams
Workshop: Design Thinking
Workshop: Customer Validation
Workshop: Building an Investor Pitch - Kevin Smith (The Story Architect)
Framing the day
Summer Company - Vivian Ho-Tam (York Region Small Business Enterprise Centre)
Workshop: Effective Public Speaking for Entrepreneurs - Ron Tsang (From Presentation to Standing Ovation)
Welcome to the Finals
Keynote: Janelle Hinds (Helping Hands)
Awards to top-2 teams and wrap
Finalists included Breakfast Buddies (a platform to connect school cafeterias with families in need) and SBLC (a conference for youth to learn about career options, financial literacy and business from curated industry speakers).
Finalists included: WeTranslate (a device that tackles language barriers through technology) and EduFlow (revolutionizing the way students learn through altering the working environment).
Finalists included: DEX (add-on desk that allows for movement) and Aline (an application that helps eliminate the struggle of creating plans with your friends with conflicting schedules).
Finalists included: REMwear (t-shirts that allow for temporary design and removal) and Enertire (captures clean energy in a transportable battery as car tires rotate).
Finalists included: Reach Out (bridges the connection between guidance counselors and students to help manage mental health) and SUNNA (clothing that protects against UV rays).
Finalists included: Opus (minimizes the distraction of social media) and I.V.V.I. (assists individuals with visual impairment to navigate various environments through auditory and tactile feedback).
Finalists included: Candy Cutlery (edible dessert spoons) and Nearby (live-streaming platform that allows users to know what is happening around them in their community).
Finalists included: Lydia’s Closet (app to allow friends to share photos, buy, sell, and exchange clothing) and Proxi-Meet (platform that identifies potential meeting places between 2 locations).