2008 TechAlliance 60 Second PitchLast Thursday, TechAlliance Venture Services concluded the fourth annual 60-Second Pitch Contest with a Community Award Celebration and Mixer.

Participants and supporters gathered at Up on Carling for an after-work bash to announce winners of the competition aimed at educating and boosting awareness among member firms of the importance of a well thought-out pitch.

Coming in first was April Yuhasz (Startech.com); second was Carol Mroz (Voices.com) and third was David Billson (rtraction). Winners shared more than $20,000 in business acceleration prizes to help grow their expanding companies. Paul Seed (Startech.com) and Chuck Hounsell (TD Canada Trust) made their own pitch for donations to the United Way. Chuck noted Uniway’s leadership campaign asked supporters to give $1,000+ over the year.

Emceed by Marilyn Sinclair and Carmen Gicante (TechAlliance),the event featured hors-d’oeuvres and a chance to win door prizes donated by businesses.

Attendees included David Canton (Harrison Pensa LLP); Joel McLean (Info-Tech Research Group); Joanne Merner (ZTR Control Systems); Gord Delamont (Business London Magazine); Patricia Hoffer (the Lashbrook Group); Lisa Brown (Primus); James Campbell (Procom) and Andrew McClenaghan (Echidna Solutions Corp.).

Source: The London Free Press

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