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Martin Vaz-Jones, MBA’08
Martin Vaz-Jones, MBA’08


Lazaridis School of Business & Economics

Martin Vaz-Jones MBA’08 wins iGNITION $1K Pitch Competition

Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation

Nov 30/07


Steve Farlow, Executive Director, Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship - 519.884.0710 x2615,

A Laurier student was among three young entrepreneurs who each won $1,000 in the iGNITION $1K Pitch Competition, held on Friday, November 30 at the Accelerator Centre in Waterloo. The 45 participants had 90 seconds each to present their business ideas to a panel of judges. MBA student, Martin Vaz-Jones pitched his company, 24houredits, which provides affordable, high-quality overnight editing services to students and professionals, specializing in professional business-based resumes, cover letters and general business writing.

The judges had a challenge choosing among the excellent pitches this year,” said Steve Farlow, executive director of Laurier’s Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship. “This is a key step for student entrepreneurs to start their businesses and compete for funds as part of the Laurier Entrepreneurship Challenge which is taking place in March 2008.”

For information on the iGNITION $1K Pitch Competition, visit  For information on the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship visit

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