After receiving a nod of approval for his business idea from seasoned investor Kevin O’Leary, Ivey MBA student David Mravyan will now try to win over investors for funding on an upcoming episode of BNN’s The Pitch.
Mravyan has been invited to participate in the March 8 episode of The Pitch, a show which connects Canadian entrepreneurs with risk capitalists, and will pitch his business idea, SensiMat, before a panel of financiers and business experts. SensiMat is a device that helps prevent pressure ulcers (bed sores) in hospitalized patients, an issue that costs roughly $2 billion in Canada and $12 billion in the U.S.
Mravyan already pitched the idea to Dragons’ Den judge Kevin O’Leary, MBA ’80, during O’Leary’s visit to Western University on November 22 and the response was encouraging. O’Leary urged Mravyan to try out for a spot on Dragons’ Den for a chance to win funding.
For more on the show, please see BNN’s schedule closer to the date.
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