Juno Technologies Wins Pitch4Good!
Pitch4Good: Nanette Sene, CEO and co-founder of Juno Technologies, a startup developing a compact, discreet and portable device that eliminates menstrual pain instantly and over long periods of time, won the $5,000 grant offered by National Bank at the 2nd edition of the Pitch4Good impact solution competition.
A bigger second edition
On February 7th, we held the 2nd edition of Pitch4Good, a pitch competition for impactful solutions organized in collaboration with the Esplanade and presented by National Bank. It was the first edition of 2023, and wow! What a great way to start the year!
Already, we can see the interest for the competition growing. We received more than double the number of applications than for the first edition (40 instead of 18). The audience was also present! The finalists pitched not only in front of five expert judges, but also in front of a diverse audience of over 60 people.
A winning process
The formula did not change for this second edition. The five finalists, selected from among the applications received by a selection committee from L’Esplanade, had two minutes to present their project, without any visual support.
The judges then deliberated based on the competition’s evaluation criteria, which are: problematic, viability, pitch and innovation.
Our partner, the National Bank, then awarded a $5,000 grant to help the winner get his or her project started.
A group of relevant contributors
The jury for this edition was composed of :
- Christine Martens – Vice President, Science and Technology at Axelys
- Alicia Kucharska – Member of the Esplanade Board of Directors
- Despina Papadopoulos – Director of Technology & Banking Innovation at National Bank
- Gabrielle Hurtubise-Radet – Head of the Entrepreneurship Lab at Mila
- Simon Racicot-Daignault – General Manager of Enim
The MC of this second edition was the dynamic Mariam Coulibaly, founder of Startop and finalist of the first edition of Pitch4Good.
5 participants with 5 innovative projects
Maria Julia Guimaraes, Totum Tech
Totum Tech’s mission is to help people living with invisible disabilities deliver their potential and contribute fully to society.
Matisse Gagnon, Projet P6
Project P6 is a company whose mission is to recycle and revalue polystyrene, which is currently not recycled in Quebec.
Nanette Sene, Juno Technologies
Juno develops a compact, discreet and portable device that eliminates menstrual pain instantly and over long periods of time.
Sarah Bouchard, SAIRAE
SAIRAE is a decision support platform for people with chronic pain and the health professionals in private clinics who treat them.
Mohana is a health science company whose mission is to give women the knowledge, testing and tools to proactively improve their hormonal health issues.
Congratulations to Juno Technologies!
With so many innovative and inspiring projects, the jury’s decision was very difficult! In the end, they chose Juno Technologies and the pitch of co-founder Nanette Sene. Congratulations! Nanette was awarded a $5,000 grant from the National Bank.
Congratulations also to the other four finalists who pitched very well. Honestly, they all could have won the prize.
A big thank you to our judges for their involvement in the process. Their listening, questions and feedback are a real motivation for the finalists.
And finally, thanks to Mariam, our MC!
See you soon!
The next edition of Pitch4Good will take place on April 18th and the theme will be preservation of biodiversity and natural resources. It’s a date!
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