The Contest

Applications are now open for 2023

Pythons’ Pit provides an avenue for creative, entrepreneurial students of Halton, Hamilton and Peel Regions pitch an idea that can Change the World in front of a live audience and a panel of real business moguls from the community. The goal of Pythons’ Pit is to foster innovation, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit in Halton, Hamilton and Peel Regions by:

Providing an opportunity for high school students to further develop their business planning skills. Student will learn how to make a 3 minute pitch, and will be given access to a network of key community influencers.

Rules & Regulations

Applications – High School Category

  • Students attending any High School in Canada at the time the application is submitted are eligible.

  • Entries can be made by individuals or teams, with a maximum of 3 team members.

  • Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning team(s).

  • Awards of in kind services will be awarded at the sole discretion of the Sponsors.

  • Prizes awarded will be split equally among all members of the winning team(s).

  • Free to apply.

  • Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

  • Applications containing any misrepresentations will be disqualified.

Presentations by Qualifiers – High School Category

  • The Top 3 winners selected will Pitch at the Dare To Be Youth Summit on Nov 5th at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre in Burlington, ON. If the winners are from out of province their pitch can be streamed at the summit.

  • Qualifiers will be given 3 minutes to present and 10 minutes for questions from the Pythons.

  • Presentations are oral and may be accompanied by visual aids and props. No power points.

  • The evaluation of a presentation will be based on presentation skills and the business case for the concept.

Applications will be submitted by video only.

How to Enter

  1. Entries will be submitted by video only
  2. Please upload your video to dropbox and send the dropbox link to with your name and email in the message, or use Facebook messenger to send the video to the Pythons’ Pit Facebook account.
  3. Entries cannot be longer than 90 seconds


Your video must answer the following questions:

  • The name of your idea that can change the world. It can be a business or a social enterprise
  • How you came up with it
  • What problem does it solve
  • Why are you entering Pythons Pit
  • If you have any questions please contact us at: