The Pitch

THE PITCH Business Plan Competition

*Sponsors for The Pitch, 2022

Get your free tickets for the grand finale of ‘The Pitch’: March 9, 2022 at 7:00pm (this is a live, virtual event). CLICK HERE!

(note this event was originally planned for Jan 26 and is postponed to March 9 due to Covid capacity restrictions).

‘The Pitch’ is an annual event to showcase your Elgin County business or business idea for a chance to win a grand prize package valued at over $25,000* in cash and in-kind prizes.

2021-22 Finalists for EBRC’s THE PITCH (in no particular order):

  • Raw For Pets:  Tom Skippen
  • Simply Pure Water:  Jame Patriquin
  • Havi Electric:  Tyler Haviland
  • Dynamic Pump Solutions:  James Jette
  • The Paw Ranch:  Martin Younan

About the competition:  Start-ups and expanding businesses across all of Elgin County are encouraged to submit their business plans for a chance to win thousands of dollars in cash and in-kind prizes generously donated by many local sponsors. The top 5 finalists are invited to pitch their business plans to a panel of judges at a “dragon’s den” style grand finale  where one winner is selected.

For more information or contest entry contact Business Advisor Mark Masseo
Cell: 519-319-7625| Office: 519-633-7597 x462 | Email:

Past winners are:

2015   Sarah Foshay, Smart Dental Hygiene
2016   Ryan and Krista Harris, Century Chocolates
2017   Jane and Chuck Magri, Wildflowers Tea
2018   Doris and Gabriel Chordekar, Shebaz’s Shawarma
2019 Maria Fiallos Castillo, Streamliners Espresso Bar (& Jade Rogers of
           Timbernook Elgin on winning the County of Elgin cash prize)