REVIEW: Jamie, excellent job on your venture pitch and I was happy to see the exploration of a new market I’m unfamiliar with. At first, I was skeptical about investing, since the co-creation and collaboration market is rather saturated here in Toronto, Canada, but your explanation of the need, and niche The Space will fill, was very promising and convincing. I see tremendous potential to use your model for other emerging markets that successfully blends facilities and services, while also contributing to accessible education for all. You treat growth very cautiously and strategically. Your exit strategy brings me peace of mind knowing that an unsuccessful outcome is not catastrophic. As a potential investor, I could benefit on a little further elaboration on exactly how students that aren’t scholarship recipients would access The Space. For example, would they pay a membership fee? This project contributes original value beyond profitability and I’m glad to see the involvement of some notable philanthropists. Your established partnerships, experience of the team, and commitment to providing educational opportunities in your market has convinced me to invest.
Shifting focus a little bit, I think your elevator pitch is spot-on and conveyed your passion for the project. The product video also added some great additional information. The pitch deck was clean, professional, and well-organized. Great work!