During the Pitch at Palace, Coastable had a nice conversation with CTV News about our technology and the future without plastic that we are creating.
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Without any break from Pitch@Palace, the Coastable team jumped on the Lean Launchpad (LLP) ship at entrepreneurship@UBC. (e@UBC) . The Lean Launchpad Program is UBC’s incubator program that aims to help start-ups develop, validate, and pitch their ideas with the help of mentors and instructors. Coastable is among the ten teams selected from a great selection of ventures that applied and pitched.
The first LLP session kicked off with great energy in the room, as every venture presented not only their business ideas but also their passion and vision to make this world better. The 15+ mentors are where the true magic lies. Each one of them, with their extensive experience in many industries, was excited to help the ventures grow. We are beyond astonished when many of the mentors came to offer advice and connections after our initial presentation.
I love the problem you are trying to solve! The world needs solutions like this so our children can have a better future.” – LLP Mentor
We are very lucky to work with Chang Han, who sat with us during the entire session and guided us through the exercises. Many others offered valuable connections for us to talk to and will keep us busy (maybe a little too busy) for the coming weeks. We are extremely excited about Coastable’s growth at LLP!
On May 20th and 21st of 2019, two co-founders from Coastable Biotechnologies - Chi Le and Enzo Casal - brought our A-game and went to Toronto for Canada Pitch at Palace 1.0 Boot Camp and Competition. Along with other 23 start-ups from across Canada, we presented to a panel of judges, audience of local and international businesses, and Prince Andrew Duke of York.
We were selected as the runner-up, voted by the audience and the judges.
We are not just creating a product. We want to start a revolution.
During the pitch, Enzo - our Chief Scientific Officer - said "we are not just creating a product. We want to start a revolution." At Coastable, we want to change the way people use plastic and, along with us, believe in a future without plastic.
During the event, Coastable received incredible support from our mentor and the audience, ranging from connecting us with the right contacts in the biochem field, research centers, plastic manufacturers, and investors, to advice and feedback on our business model and presentation.
Coastable Biotechnologies at Pitch@Palace in Toronto, 2019.
Pitch@Palace was an amazing platform for us to learn, grow, and network. We truly appreciate the experience and believe that this event brought us one step closer to our future without plastic.