September 19, 2023

In collaboration with senior recruiter, Jennifer Morozowich, the Back to Basics edition saw the return of First Next Step as a live, in-person event. Jennifer did a great presentation on how to improve your elevator pitch. The crowd was a fantastic mix of people.

The list of pitchers below is incomplete.

May 23, 2018

When local Toronto agency, ariad, closed its doors, it left it entire staff jobless. Hugh held an event for these former employees. When the event happened, no one from ariad showed up. Every audience member got up and spoke. Only four are listed here but it turned into a fantastic evening.

October 18, 2017

The inaugural First Next Step was a lot of fun and a learning experience. While initially thinking of allowing people to have their own slides to present, it became clear it hampered the flow of the event. Open mic and elevator pitch works great when everyone has the same stage.

The Pitchers