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May 2022

Rhyze Ventures: Rhyze and Shine Pitch Competition

Innovation Guelph and the Rhyze Ventures team warmly invite you to Rhyze and Shine: Rhyze Ventures Cohort 4 Kickoff and Cohort 3 Public Pitch Competition. Connect with new program participants, Rhyze Ventures alumni, program partners, volunteer mentors, industry specialists, facilitators, and community leaders! The event will be hosted virtually and will feature the following: • A local woman entrepreneur and business owner sharing her success story • Networking activities with rotating breakout rooms • People’s choice voting

Inspirational Women with Emma Rogers

The final Inspirational Women luncheon of the year celebrates Emma Rogers, Chief Executive Officer of the Children's Foundation of Guelph Wellington. Emma will be interviewed by Jennifer Goody-Brown about her journey to becoming CEO and her many accomplishments in the Guelph community.

Toolkit Tuesday: Learn to Pitch Like a Pro

Join angel investor and pitch preparation expert Melissa Durrell to uncover the essentials of building and delivering a powerful pitch to attract financing for your venture. During this month’s Toolkit Tuesday webinar, you will learn the elements of a compelling pitch deck and what to include to create a captivating story to attract the right investors for your business. Whether you are pitching in person, or on a virtual stage, preparation is key and this is a session you won’t want to miss.

Seed Funding For Founders: How To Close Your Round

You have a brilliant idea and a model to back it up, but now you're left with the daunting task of finding the right investors and convincing them of what you already know.  At this Good Hour, you'll explore funding strategies that all founders should consider with their early raises. You'll leave with a better understanding of whether you're ready to raise, how to prepare, and how to close it (fast!).

MaRS Impact Health

You’re invited to MaRS Impact Health — three days of in-person and virtual talks, demos, debates and bold ideas. MaRS Impact Health features the most promising companies and discoveries solving today’s biggest health challenges. Meet the brilliant minds improving healthcare on a global scale: entrepreneurs, investors, academics, clinicians and policymakers. MaRS Impact Health covers three main themes: Innovation, Business and Transformation.