THE ODLUM BROWN FWE GALA: PITCH FOR THE PURSE FINALE

February 21, 2019 | Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

We are still feeling the energy and excitement from the Event of the Year; the Odlum Brown FWE Gala – Pitch for the Purse Finale!

It was an inspired evening and our most successful fundraiser to date. With 670+ guests, the VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir, champagne balloon pops and sparkles, our two Expert Judges – Amar Doman and Kate Ross LeBlanc – and 3 incredible pitches by our entrepreneurs, supported by 3 dedicated mentors, we raised over $870,000! 

We are incredibly grateful to our Sponsors, Event Partners, Community and Guests who all contributed to making the event a total success.We could not have done it without you!

Each of our three Finalists blew the audience away. It was not an easy task for our guests to decide between

Satya OrganicCopper Medical, and Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery.

 

Jessica Oblak
Copper Medical Inc.
@coppermedical

 

MENTORED BY

Patrice Mousseau
Satya Organic Skin Care
@SatyaOrganic

 

MENTORED BY

Sonia Strobel
Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery 
@skipperotto

MENTORED BY

Sophia Maizel
Senior Associate| HarbourVest Partners (Canada) Limited

Brian Paes-Braga
Partner & Managing Director | Fiore Group

 Ali Pejman

Partner | Fort Capital Partners

Congratulations to Sonia Strobel of Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery for taking home the $25,000 prize!

 

 

 Thank you to our Gala Sponsors:

Title Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legacy Sponsor

 

Silver Sponsors

Meet the Finalists Sponsor

 

 

Champagne Sponsor

 

Reception Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vancouver Area BMW Retailers

 

Bronze Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

Media Partner

 

 

 

 

 

Pitch for the Purse Program Sponsor

Purse Sponsor

 

Event Partners

 

5 Star Photo Booth

Apex Event Rentals

Artona

Colour Time

CountDown Events

Éclat Decor

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Givergy

Green Grass Inc.

Greenscape Design & Decor

JC Balloon Studio

Life & Times Productions

ProShow Audio Visual

Square

TalkShop Media

True Calling

Yaletown Photography

 

Thank you to our wonderful Gala Committee for all their dedication:

Christina Anthony (Co-Chair) | FWE Founder

Lara Dauphinee (Co-Chair) | Fiore Group

Kristy Brinkley | Redfish Kids

Christina Brown | Committee Member

Dave Bustos | Fort Capital Partners

Amy Carruthers | Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Jenny DeJong | CountDown Events

Soha Lavin | CountDown Events

Gabrielle Malette | Emerald Health

Jennifer McCarron | Atomic Cartoons, a Thunderbird Company

Susannah Pierce | Shell LNG Canada

Andrew Reid | Rival Technologies

Corina Reynolds | Blank Canvas Foundation

Samantha Reynolds | ECHO Storytelling Agency

Nicole Smith | Flytographer