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Pitch Perfect

Two HELIX participants placed first in the Colleges and Institutes Canada’s (CICan) first-ever Student Showcase and Pitch Competition.

Kim Ng and Paulo Henrique Meneghel tied for first place, presenting their business ideas to a panel of judges and nearly 200 innovation and entrepreneurship leaders from across the country. Kim won for her mobile application BEAUT, which connects customers to professional hairdressers, makeup artists and nail technicians in their area. Paulo impressed the judges with EMERGE Network Solutions, which aims to make hospitals, urgent care centres and clinics more efficient by providing them with the health information of incoming patients before their arrival.

Kim and Paulo competed against more than 20 students from colleges and institutes across the country who showcased their applied research and entrepreneurship projects. The contest was held during CICan’s Applied Research, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Forum, hosted at Newnham Campus on November 7th and 8th.

SeneNews, November 17th, 2017