‘Quick Pitch’ challenge gives UBC Okanagan students shot to change the city

Teams can win cash after proposing changes to improve Kelowna

UBC Okanagan is inviting students to pitch changes in Kelowna metrics for a chance to win money.

It the first ever RBC Solve It, Pitch It, Win It! competition presented by Entrepreneurship at UBCO on March 26, contestants are given a chance to practice their pitch skills while creating entrepreneurial ideas to improve Kelowna’s affordability, access to education, entrepreneurship, employment opportunities, and more.

READ MORE: Okanagan librarian delves into trio of titles

READ MORE: Dust advisory in affect for Kelowna

A recently released Urban Work Index surveyed 21 cities in Canada on metrics such as education, employment opportunities, entrepreneurship and affordability. The results placed Kelowna 14th out of 21 and outlines areas where Kelowna could improve affordability of education, access and work integrated learning experiences, entrepreneurship spirit, spaces and programming, affordability of housing, utilities, transportation, food/clothing, leisure, health and basic, career-oriented employment, city economic profile, and job related programs.

READ MORE: Okanagan College Coyotes kick off season

Contestants’ pitches would propose solutions to metrics where Kelowna did not rank highly, and earn price money for the funding towards the solutions.

First prize is $1,250, second is $750, and third is $500.

Fifteen teams will pitch their ideas March 26 to a panel of judges, and audience of more than 50 community leaders.

More information can be found here.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Okanagan Marathon winner caps off impressive year with first-ever win at hometown race

Vik Bains celebrated his first-ever career win on his Kelowna home course on Oct. 20

Rockets continue road trip Wednesday night in Prince Geroge

Kelowna dropped game one of their four game road-trip on Saturday against Kamloops

Quails’ Gate Winery to celebrate 30 year anniversary

A limited amount of tickets are available for the event

Hundreds attend first annual climate and food conference in Kelowna

Over 25 industry experts spoke at the two-day event

Kelowna Gospel Mission hosts street-hockey game to fight homelessness stigma

The hockey game was filmed to bring more attention to homelessness in the Okanagan

Raptors Bling: NBA champions receive their rings in pre-game ceremony

There are over 650 diamonds — at a weight of 14 carats — in the 14-karat yellow gold ring

‘Havoc and chaos:’ Alberta separatist group gains support as Liberals re-elected

The idea is getting interest from people in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and parts of British Columbia

Feds finally decriminalizing drugs possible – but it’s up to Jagmeet Singh, expert says

National pharmacare was one of Singh’s most highly-touted platform policies

Lorenzo’s Cafe has its last hurrah in North Okanagan

The music venue east of Enderby is shutting down after 24 years, and plays its final show Oct. 26

In the news: Wexit, Brexit and Trump sparks outrage

There’s been a surge of support for an Alberta separatist group

Morning Start: How much of your pint do you spill in your beard?

Your morning start for Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Propane leak cause of three hour power outage in downtown Revelstoke

Nearly 900 FortisBC customers are being impacted by the leak

Horvat’s hat trick lifts Canucks to 5-2 win over Red Wings

First career three-goal game for Vancouver captain

Most Read