The sun is starting to come out and Concept students are shining brighter than ever. This term, 22 teams pitched at the Concept $5k Semi-Finals, 8 made it to the finals to pitch again, and 4 teams were awarded the prize of $5,000 on March 31, 2022.

We would like to give a huge thanks to our panel of judges for taking the time to support the students at the Concept $5k Finals.  Jeremy Hedges (CEO of InkSmith & The Canadian Shield), Pulkit Arora (Founder & CEO of Dabadu, Inc.), and Dhanusha Sathiyaseelan (Associate at the University of Waterloo Student Venture Fund). Not only did they provide their expert advice and feedback to all teams, but also made the difficult decision of picking the winners of the Winter 2022 $5k Pitch Competition.  

The Winners of the Winter 2022 $5k Pitch Competition:

Cauchy Analytics

A real-time, non-invasive, continuous monitoring system for cardiac hemodynamics in hospital intensive care units.

Moonlight Haptics

A wearable haptic device mimicking vision through the sense of touch to allow for independent and safe mobility for individuals with visual impairment, wherever they want, whenever they want.

Retinex

System for monitoring and controlling high temperature manufacturing processes such as metal 3D printing and welding.

Tulay

Tulay is a virtual insurance brokerage dedicated to helping international students understand health insurance in Canada and connecting them to the right insurance coverage that suits their unique needs.

Your Vote Counts!

Although the $5K grants have been named, the competition isn’t over yet because we want your say! Head over to the finalist pitches on YouTube and give a like on the video pitch of your favourite team. The team with the most video likes will be announced the People’s Champ and will receive $500! Voting is open until April 11th, 2022 and will be announced the next day on April 12th, 2022 on our socials. 

To stay knowledgeable about other exciting opportunities and to see how these teams progress, be sure to follow us on social media and sign up for our newsletter for your weekly dose of Concept news. 

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