Founded in Toronto, MakerKids is the leading provider of STEM programs for kids. Selected amongst thousands of entrepreneurs and startups, MakerKids is the winner of the 2017 TELUS Pitch small business Community Impact Award, which includes $10,000 cash and an additional $10,000 to donate to a charity of choice. MakerKids is an educational trailblazer providing after-school programs, camps and parties dedicated to giving kids the resources they need to feel empowered to participate in the digital world. MakerKids’ mission is to empower the leaders of tomorrow with the skills and mindsets to change the world.

The judges for the competition include notable entrepreneurs and industry leaders: Arlene Dickinson (CBC’s Dragons’ Den, CEO of District Ventures Capital), Bruce Poon Tip (Founder, G Adventures), Sunil Sharma (Managing Director, Techstars Toronto), Erin Bury (Managing Director, Eighty-Eight), Suzanne Trusdale (VP, TELUS Small Business Solutions), Mark Childs (Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Canada).

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