Congratulations to the 1st Place Winners of the 2019 Prospect Generation Challenge! Well-Shen Lee and Colin Ross, from the Harquail School of Earth Sciences at Laurentian University, received a $10,000 investment in their project from Transition Metals, as well as a $1,000 cash prize.

The Challenge

The Prospect Generator Challenge is a “Sharks Tank” style live event held during the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention. The goal was to get students and early-career geoscientists excited about the mineral exploration industry, to create jobs for students and early-career geoscientists in this sector, and to educate the general public about how this industry is evolving and improving. This Challenge is a catalyst to springboard the mineral exploration industry into a generation of renewed growth by bridging the gap between academia and industry, and by nurturing socially conscious entrepreneurs who want their mineral projects to have a sustainable benefit for all stake holders. Look out for the announcement of the 2020 Challenge in September 2019!

The Expert Panel

Jennifer Boyle, Head of Global Corporate Finance & General Counsel, Velocity Trade
Vincent Dubé-Bourgeois, COO & Director, Goldspot
Drake Hyden, MSc Candidate, Laurentian University
Scott McLean, President & CEO, Transition Metals
Angelina Mehta, Senior Mining Advisor, Paradigm Capital
Miranda J. Werstiuk, Senior Vice-President, IBK Capital Corp
Stan Wholley, President - Americas, CSA Global


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