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The Pitch is on; Ctrl-Z team heads to Tech Show with award winning trash bin

Thursday, October 27, 2016

TAVES, a consumer electronics show taking place this weekend, is known as the place to be seen by tech-savvy consumers and industry types looking for the next “big thing”.  Ctrl-Z is one of nine teams invited to take part in the TAVES’ Young Innovators showcase.  The goal is to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship in teens and pre-teens and to inspire others to explore their entrepreneurial spirit.  Participants are required to make a 5 - 7 minute presentation about their product.  Ctrl-Z will be talking about their Smart Sort Trash bin.

It uses voice recognition to help the user sort waste, diverting valuable waste materials away from landfills. Other schools invited to the event are making presentations on everything from a mobile app that connects babysitters with parents to an indicator slip that detects blood alcohol content by testing saliva. The show takes place this Saturday at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North & Best Western Hotels in Richmond Hill.