The 2009 Tech Venture Challenge will be wrapping up, with the finalists presenting their final pitches tonight at Ben Franklin Place, Ottawa.  TVC is Ottawa’s most prestigious business plan competition and is a member of MIT’s Global Network of University Business Plan Competitions.  

35 business proposals were submitted this 2009 season, and the 3 finalists this year are :

  1. Smart Rotor Systems
  2. The SATESS Business Plan
  3. VSM Technologies – Wireless Vital Signal Monitoring 

The finalists, who represent the best and brightest and most from both the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, will present in front of top technology entrepreneurs, investors, business professionals, judges, and of course, family and friends.   The top prize is worth $10,000, second and third both get $5,000.  For more information on TVC, go to –

The Carleton University Foundry Program (and therefor Luc Lalande) and Ontario Centers of Excellence are among the main sponsors at TVC.  The OCRI Entrepreneurship Centre (and consequently Manu Sharma) are strong supporters of the annual competition.

Stay tuned for our thoughts and impression of the event and the pitches on  Congratulations to all the semi-finalists.

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