Capitalize for Kids Student ChallengeCapitalize for Kids Student Challenge

Join the ultimate portfolio management competition for Canadian post-secondary students. Subscribe and be the first to know when registration opens in the Fall.

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Compete against students from across Canada

This is your opportunity to prove that you’re Canada’s top student investor. Last year, 1,000 student registered from over 40 post-secondary institutions – this year is going to be even bigger. Sign up to compete and see if you come out on top!

BUILD THE ULTIMATE PORTFOLIO

Build a portfolio of real equities with $1,000,000 in virtual currency. Trade over the course of the fall semester and see how you stack up. You will also be asked to submit a 500 word thesis for your portfolio. Final scores are based on your portfolio returns and the quality of your written thesis.

We have partnered with IRESS, a leading provider of technology to major financial institutions, to provide an unparalleled virtual trading environment. You will be trading on the same platform that powers real online brokerages like CIBC Investor’s Edge, a proud sponsor of the Student Challenge.

FUNDRAISE FOR CHILDREN’S BRAIN AND MENTAL HEALTH

The challenge is free to enter but all participants are expected to raise $100 for children’s brain and mental health.

Donations will go to the Capitalize for Kids Foundation, and will fund capacity building projects at Kids Help Phone. This will ensure that when a kid reaches out, there’s a counsellor ready to answer.

You will have a personal online fundraising page to collect donations, just like you would if you were participating in a charity marathon or ride.

Oct 2 - Dec 29

Trade
  • Buy and sell equities on our virtual trading platform powered by IRESS.
  • Rules:
  • Long equity positions only
  • TSX, NYSE and NASDAQ
  • $1 Billion Market Cap Minimum

Win Prizes and Professional Development Opportunities

Prizes

Mentorship

Resume Screenings

Job Interviews

Based on the performance of their portfolio and caliber of their written pitch, top students will win prizes and professional development opportunities. We partner with leading North American firms to provide a variety of opportunities. Stay tuned for more details as we add more partners for the upcoming year.

PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS

MENTOR FIRMS

Our network of mentors includes individual from the following firms:

Accenture

Bain & Company

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

BMO

CI Investments

CIBC

Ernst & Young

Fidelity Investments

Glenview Capital

Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Maple Rock Partners

Morgan Stanley

Oliver Wyman

OMERS

Onex

OTPP

Picton Mahoney

PwC

RBC

Scotiabank

Shell Canada

Sprott

TD

The Blackstone Group

The Boston Consulting Group

Thomson Reuters

“For students who have a passion for investing, this is a great way to both get involved in the industry and give back.”

Past Champions

TOP 30

Nicole Butkowsky
McGill University

Jon Kulyk
University of Saskatchewan

Julian Robia
Acadia University

Ahil Young
Wilfrid Laurier University

Miles Cruikshanks
McGill University

Ali-Reza Chattoo
Concordia University

Rebecca Sherk
University of Western Ontario

Steven Quach
University of Waterloo

Josh Sampson
Acadia University

Robert Bezede
Ryerson University

Jared Freedman
University of British Columbia

Mike Sun
McGill University

Axel Stueckmann
McMaster University

Akiva Stern
University of Windsor

Aaron Gruending
Acadia University

Julian Packer
University of Toronto

Michel Loutchkine
Concordia University

Collin Drosdoski
University of Manitoba

Fahad Salman
University of Waterloo

Imraj Dhoot
Trent University

Kevin Dakpo
Wilfrid Laurier University

Aneel Samra
Concordia University

Laura Reitzel
Wilfrid Laurier University

John Young
University of Ottawa

Jeff Hanes
Acadia University

Brianna Huycke
Acadia University

Jaime Cahill
Dalhousie University

Adam Colilli
McMaster University

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