FAQ

Can I come and watch Pythons’ Pit?

Yes- the live show will be on May 27th at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre at 10:30am. The event is free and general seating is first come first served. Please come and support these incredible students.

Why should I apply?

If you are a Halton, Hamilton or Peel Region high school student and you have a unique idea that you think is worth exploring, then you should enter. This contest will teach you invaluable skills that will help you in your careers and more importantly it exposes you to a great network of people.

How can I apply?

All applications are by video and you can apply at this link.
Applications close January 20th at 11:59pm.

When do I know if I am selected?

Top 15 will be announced on Feb 28th 2020.

Do I have to attend the pitch preparation camps?

Yes, these are mandatory. The camps are from at Tech Place, 5500 N Service Rd, Burlington.

Pitch Camps are on:
TBD – Mars facilitated- How to make a 3 min pitch- Tech Place- 5-9pm
Pitch Practice #1: TBD: 6:00-8:00 PM at Tech Place (5500 N Service Rd, Burlington, ON L7L 6W6)
Pitch Practice #2: TBD: 6:00-8:00 PM at Tech Place (5500 N Service Rd, Burlington, ON L7L 6W6
These are a great opportunity for you to get mentorship and advice.

I may have transportation issues getting to the pitch camps.
Please email fareen@burlingtonorthotics.ca or sms to 289-259-8132 and we can help you with transportation issues. Advance notice is required.

I may have transportation issues getting to the pitch camps.

Please email fareen@burlingtonorthotics.ca or sms to 289-259-8132 and we can help you with transportation issues. Advance notice is required.

Who are the mentors?

The mentors are all established business people in the community who are volunteering their time to help you with your pitch to the Pythons. Please take advantage of their help and start building your network.

Do I get practise pitch opportunities?

Yes- there are 2 MANDATORY pitch practise sessions as well.

Pitch Practice #1: TBD: 6:00-8:00 PM at Tech Place (5500 N Service Rd, Burlington, ON L7L 6W6)
Pitch Practice #2: TBD: 6:00-8:00 PM at Tech Place (5500 N Service Rd, Burlington, ON L7L 6W6

If you need transportation please give us advance notice by sms to 289-259-8132

When do the Top 10 get selected?

Top 10 will be announced after March 25th.

When do I pitch to the Pythons?

Top 10 will pitch to the Pythons in studio on TBD – TV Show Taping at Tech Place for Top 10 – closed session. Top 10 and Pythons Only.

This will be the first time you will see the Pythons. The Pythons will select the top 3 and then the top 3 will pitch to the live audience on TBD.

How much money can I win?

The prize purse is $7,500 distributed amongst 1st, 2nd and 3rd. At the live show, the cheques will be presented and the Pythons will determine the winners after the live show.

Will my pitch be recorded?

YES! Your studio pitch will be recorded and will be published online. This is an excellent way to build a profile and a great addition to your resume.