OC students set to pitch in social change competition
Audience to vote on presentations by 6 finalists in event
Okanagan College business students will take to the stage this week to put their social initiatives to the test in the Okanagan’s most popular social and environmental change pitch competition.
Members of the college’s Enactus team are finalists in Okanagan Changemakers’ ChangeUP contest on Thursday at the Kelowna Community Theatre. The biannual competition, now in its third year, sees six finalists present their ideas for tackling some of the community’s most difficult social and environmental challenges for prize money and mentorship. Enactus OC is vying for the top pitch against Volinspire, Start Fresh, Hope for the Nations, Junior Achievement and Change Gamers.
The competition takes place before a live audience, which votes on who they think should win. The public is invited to purchase tickets and take part.
In addition to the pitch portion of the evening, keynote speaker Murad Al-Katib, the Ernst & Young Global Entrepreneur of the Year, Oslo Business for Peace award winner and founder of AGT Foods and Ingredients in Saskatchewan, will share his story about his work with Syrian refugees.
The competition will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Tickets are available at okanaganchangemakers.com.