LCBN Pitch Fest

New ideas of business or solutions

An event where new entrepreneurs have the opportunity to pitch new ideas of business or solutions and get some feedback by the panel of judges to improve or polish their ideas.

We can make your business dream come true!

How to participate

Sending us your application now. Six small businesses will be selected to give a presentation to 5 judges at the Pitch Fest. The judges will select a winning business at the event.
These are requirements to participate:

  • Be a small business entrepreneur or solopreneur
  • Be a business registered in B.C., but running for less than 5 years
  • Be a newcomer from Latin America who arrived in the last 15 years
  • Have a legal business in B.C. that is no related to cannabis activities or its industry

What the winner will get?

Opportunity to present their business in front of potential customers
Free mentoring from business leaders.
Two free months at the coworking space Latin Plaza Hub
Free marketing consultation for their business
Cash to boost your business and more!

Register your business.

Only the first 20 business registered will participate.

Send us a 30 to 90 seconds video

About what kind of business you have and why you are passionate it about

Once approved by us,

post your video on Facebook. The six business that have more comments and shares will be finalists.

The 6 finalists will have

the opportunity to pitch at Pitch Fest on October 23rd at 312 Main Street, and Vancity judges will pick the winner.

Apply now

Register your business

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Rosa Maria Delgado

Financial Planner

CANADA

Tell us something about you:

Rosa has been in Canada since 1999, and previous to her current business as an Insurance and Mutual Fund agent, had a successful career in Corporate Finance in the Tech Industry.

Rosa’s mission is to teach new Canadians the ABCs of personal finances and help them implement a financial plan to achieve their goals. Rosa truly believes all new Canadians from Latin America and elsewhere have the skills, knowledge, and dedication to succeed professionally in Canada. Rosa’s job is to guide them to make the most of their finances, following the premise: “It does not matter how much you make, but how much you keep”

Testimony about your experience at LBCN:

LCBN was a great platform to launch my business. When I first decided to turn my part-time business into my new mission and long-term career path, I started attending LCBN’s monthly breakfasts. These networking events were paramount in helping me meet other professional members in the Latin community and create a brand for myself.

I would highly recommend you become part of LCBN to fast-start your business, and become part of the Latin-American business community.

Andrea Welling

Regional Director, BC

CANADA

Tell us something about you:

Helping entrepreneurs connect with valuable resources in the entrepreneurship community is one of my passions. In addition, I strongly believe in the power of mentorship to support new ventures to be able to build confidence to go to their next level. For existing businesses struggling to scale, mentorship provides another invaluable perspective and a way to broaden the entrepreneur’s skillset.

For more information about Futurpreneur Canada or to learn more about entrepreneurship, please contact Andrea at [email protected].

Testimony about your experience at LBCN:

As a guest speaker with LBCN, I felt supported to create a presentation around pivoting your business that would directly speak to the entrepreneurial mindset which I feel is a key aspect of being a successful business owner. LBCN was very professional in creating a colorful advertisement for the event and I was so pleased to share this through my network. The event itself was well attended and participants felt comfortable to share and ask questions which made the experience interactive and engaging. LBCN staff were organized, efficient and friendly and I felt look after every step of the way.

Manuel Banales

Entrepreneur

México

Tell us something about you:

I was born and raised in Mexico, where I studied law in Guadalajara, Jalisco. This permitted me to become aware of the fact that business relationships are what makes up most of organized society. My passion is to create businesses catered to the current demand of society. However, my biggest passion is to create healthy and diverse businesses by always maintaining the customer as my number one priority.

Testimony about your experience at LBCN:

Being an active member of LCBN has permitted me to have access to a large data base of other entrepreneurs and a vast amount of companies which each specialize in different mercantile niches. This has enabled our company (Western Canada Education Services) to become well-known amongst the Latin community in Canada. This, in effect, has given us the opportunity to position ourselves effectively in Latin America.