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Six finalists take aim at ‘grand challenges’ in Canada’s first Global Impact Competition

Event supports and celebrates Canadian ingenuity and entrepreneurship

Guelph – On April 2, six young men and women from across Canada with innovative ideas on how to improve the lives of one million Canadians will compete in Canada’s first Global Impact Competition, hosted by Innovation Guelph.

Each finalist will have six minutes to pitch their idea to a panel of distinguished judges in front of an audience of corporate and government leaders, sponsors, and community members, for the chance to earn tuition-free enrolment to Singularity University’s graduate studies program.

“This competition encourages the next generation of thinkers and entrepreneurs to engage in innovative and complex problem solving for today’s real-world challenges,” said the Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Research and Innovation. “The end result will be an idea that can potentially improve the day-to-day lives of one million Canadians. I congratulate all the finalists and look forward to seeing the results of this year’s competition and the difference it will make in our country.”

The event is made possible through the support of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, and through corporate and in-kind sponsors.

Limited tickets are available for the competition at

Linamar Hasenfratz Innovation Centre, 700 Woodlawn Road, Guelph, ON, Wednesday, VIP Reception – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (by invitation only)
Competition – 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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