Pitch to Richard Branson with Virgin Mobile Canada

Virgin Mobile Canada is offering $10,000 and the opportunity to chat about a mobile business idea with Richard Branson to the most exciting Canadian mobile entrepreneur in the first-ever Canadian Pitch to Rich contest.

Entrepreneurs in Canada can submit a short elevator pitch for their mobile-related business here to be in with a chance of winning the cash prize and a meeting with Richard Branson.

“Mobile technology is changing the way we look at the world and disrupting industries fast through innovation,” Richard said. “Some of the modern world’s greatest ideas came from young entrepreneurs because they look at the world with fresh eyes and a lively determination. I’m excited to hear some brilliant ideas, and look forward to discussing one over a cup of tea.”

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Richard has previously been a judge in Pitch to Rich competitions in the UK, USA and Mexico, where he’s discovered some incredible, innovative entrepreneurs. The most recent competition, in Mexico, focused on encouraging the development of business ideas using mobile.

“The ‘Pitch to Rich’ contest is our way of encouraging Canadian youth to dream big and share their ideas about all-new possibilities for mobile communications,” said Jennifer Posnikoff, Virgin Mobile Canada’s Director of Brand and Communications. “Consumers and businesses alike demand mobile innovation, and we can’t wait to hear what Canada’s next generation of entrepreneurs has in store for us.”

Virgin Mobile Canada is specifically looking for original mobile-related business ideas that are easy to understand. They’ll be looking to see if the ideas meet a consumer need, make people’s lives better and are viable to bring to market.

Entries are open now and close on April 24th, with the winner to be chosen on May 1st. For more information and to enter the competition, head to virginmobile.ca/pitch2rich.

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