Genesis, the Newfoundland and Labrador startup hub, will hold a pitch competition showcasing six companies from the latest cohort of its eight-week Evolution accelerator on April 9.

Chosen by Genesis out of the broader Evolution cohort, the seven companies in the Evolution Pitch Showcase will deliver four-minute presentations, followed by two-minute question and answer sessions, all of which will be ranked by a judging panel.

Genesis bills Evolution as a “pre-incubator” course meant to prepare young companies for longer programs, such as its own three-year Enterprise incubator. Evolution promises to help entrepreneurs clarify their businesses’ value propositions, find product-market fit and find mentors.

To be eligible for Evolution, companies have to be technology-focused, have already identified a pain point that their tech is meant to solve, have less that $1 million in annual revenue or be pre-revenue, and have not yet produced a minimum viable product.

The competition will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time next Tuesday at Memorial University’s Faculty of Business Administration. You can register for free here.