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TalentEgg wins the Impact National Conference pitch competition!

Congratulations to TalentEgg founder Lauren Friese for taking home 1st prize in the inaugural Impact Pitch Competition at the 6th annual Impact National Conference on Saturday night in Toronto!

The entire TalentEgg team is so proud of Lauren’s accomplishments and all her hard work on TalentEgg from the start.

"Congratulations to the winners of our Pitch competitions, Christine Poirier & @laurenfriese!!#INC09" (Credit: @ImpactOrg)

Lauren won over the competition’s judges and the audience, made up of top students from across the country, by giving a short, five-minute speech about the story behind TalentEgg, why it’s such a valuable service for students and employers, and why we’ve been so successful as a business so far.

Check out the video below to see and hear the winning pitch that took 1st place and a prize of $10,000 in services from KPMG (a great company that happens to be one of our clients!).

On entrepreneurship

I’m on a bus at the moment travelling from St. Catherine’s to Toronto.

I’ve just been in St. Catherine’s speaking at an event on entrepreneurship as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

I spoke as a representative of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, which has provided me (and 2700 other entrepreneurs) with startup capital and- more importantly- invaluable support and mentoring.

My speech was brutally honest. I spoke of the successes of TalentEgg as a business, and the sometimes juxtaposing experiences I’ve had as an entrepreneur running the business.

This, of course, has got me thinking more on entrepreneurship.

So, in the spirit of the speech I’ve just given as well as Global Entrepreneurship Week, I’ve just posted an article in the Career Incubator that tells my story (The TalentEgg Story)– how I ended up as an ‘entrepreneur’ and what I think the key ingredients are for anyone else out there that wants to try it out.

And it all started with dreams of becoming a famous, successful actress :-p