Leaders in the entrepreneur space Open People Network (OPN), FastStart Durham College and OPG X-Lab  announce a new partnership that will bring the Pitchit series to Durham College’s brand new Centre For Collaborative Education (CFCE) and take place in the impressive, Global Classroom.

PitchItDurham is a showcase and networking event for Durham Region’s and GTA’s brightest entrepreneurs. Anyone can attend, and the applications to pitch are open to every type of business. OPN, FastStartDC and OPG X-Lab are excited to be partnering to invest in the entrepreneurial success of students, new community start-ups, business leaders, and the overall entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Durham region.

PitchItDurham 2019 events schedule:

Each event will consist of;

  • 6-8 start-ups pitching for 3 – 5 minutes to 2 angel investors, 2 business leaders and an audience that is comprised of entrepreneurs, angel investors, partners and business leaders.
  • Key Note
  • Elevator Pitches
  • Showcase of 20+ start-ups
  • Networking, light fare and beverages
  • Giveaways!

Applications to pitch are now being accepted, for more information and to apply, https://opn.ninja/register/

Lindsey Jeremiah, Entrepreneurship Lead at Durham College, said “This event is meant to be as inclusive as it is innovative. We’re excited to be colliding Durham College students with a wide network of start-ups, investors and business leaders from both the GTA and Durham Region. This will be a colourful networking night filled amazing business pitches and truly motivational stories of risk, success and reward. ”

Jason Wight, Director of Engineering, OPG/X-LAB, said “This is an exceptional opportunity to connect and leverage the talents of entrepreneurs to help grow the energy industry.  I’m excited to work with such dynamic partners and quite enthusiastic to see what the community will bring forth in this unique event!

Jeffery Potvin, CEO and Founder, said “Along with all of our community building initiatives @OPN we are very focused on growing within the GTHDA  (greater Toronto¨, Hamilton, Durham Area)start-up community! Come connect, learn and grow with other likeminded entrepreneurs!Lets work togetheras one community building successes together!

For more information on OPN sponsorship, The Supporters Fund, Investing, pitching or attending our events please contact us at info@opn.ninja or

Jeffery Potvin
Founder, CEO

About Open People Network (OPN)

Spend less time finding money and more time growing your company

Open People Network (OPN) is a group of angel investors helping accelerate the growth through our Xcelerator, The Supporters Fund and Pitchit Series.

FastStart Durham College

FastStartDC is a free, co-curricular program offered to students of Durham College. Students from all of DC’s programs and from any campus are eligible to participate. The FastStartDC program is designed to help entrepreneurial students develop and launch their own businesses, while they are studying at Durham College.

Ontario Power Generator (OPG) X-LAB

Ontario Power Generation (OPG)  produces almost half of the electricity that Ontario homes, schools, hospitals and businesses rely on each day. We are committed to ensuring our energy production is reliable, safe and environmentally sustainable for Ontarians today and for the future.


The X-Lab is an OPG internal innovation accelerator, designed to take advantage of new technologies and push the limits of innovation in the nuclear industry.