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Clinton Howell, Michael Lemmer, Dr. Agatha Bis, Glenn Attridge

Welcome to Pythons’ Pit

Pythons’ Pit provides an avenue for creative, entrepreneurial students to pitch their business concepts and product ideas in front of a live audience and a panel of real business moguls from the community for the chance to take home a $1,000 cash prize. 

The goal of Pythons’ Pit is to foster innovation, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit by providing an opportunity for high school students to further develop their networking and business planning skills. Students will learn how to make a 3-minute pitch and will be given access to a network of key community influencers to help guide them in this journey. With eight entrepreneurs making the initial cut, only three will pitch to the Pythons in the live event taking place at the Dare to be Youth – Youth Inspire Community Day on November 28th, 2024.

Who will come out on top? Join us to find out! 



The Event

Get ready for an electrifying experience on November 28th at the DTBY – Youth Inspire Community Day, happening at Appleby College! It’s going to be an unforgettable live event – mark your calendars! For tickets please go here.

The Contest

Young entrepreneurs from high schools are invited to pitch their idea that can impact the world to a panel of highly-successful judges, in the hopes of taking home a cash prize. To help them succeed, they receive key business mentorship from community business volunteers. 

The Pythons

Meet our panel of experts! All of our Pythons are successful entrepreneurs from the Halton, Hamilton, and Peel Regions. They offer strong business and networking advice to all our competitors. Volunteering their time, the Pythons will help determine the last contestant standing in The Pit! 

How to Apply

To submit your application, compose an email including your application and send it to In the email, please provide a detailed description of your idea and explain how you believe it has the potential to positively impact the world.  Applications can also be sent by video to us on DM on Facebook and Instagram.

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Pythons’ Pit 2024 Live Event

Hey high school students! Now’s your chance to share your BIG Impact Idea. Applications are open!

The top 3 winners will:
Pitch their Big Impact Idea to The Pythons
Receive mentorship from professionals
Receive $1000

Winners present at the DTBY Youth Inspire Community Day on Nov. 28th, 2024

Admission – This is a “by invitation only event”
The top 3 winners and their families will be invited to the event

How to apply

If you’re looking to support the dreams of a young person and become a mentor or investor, please complete the form below and join us on November 28th to applaud the 3 winners as they present their Big Impact Ideas.


Fareen Samji, Pythons' Pit Co-founder
Entrepreneurship is the future of our Country. It’s amazing to give kids an opportunity to showcase their talents.”
Mark Suan, 2014 High School Winner
Winning Pythons’ Pit was an extremely surreal feeling, I was speechless. I’m going to try and grind this out to make this business a reality”.
Mark Chyz, President Cm2 Media
Pythons’ Pit offers opportunities to help the talented youth of today grow and succeed through experience in business development and presentation.”

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