Attention all Mississauga entrepreneurs! It is time to get ready for the 3rd annual Unlock Your Big Idea Pitch Competition, where entrepreneurs in Mississauga and surrounding area will have the opportunity to pitch their idea for a chance to win a $10,000 award to grow their start-up business.
The UYBI 2018 Pitch Competition provides entrepreneurs in the West Greater Toronto Area with the opportunity to win a share of funding and mentorship through the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE). The Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre is part of ONE and committed to supporting innovation and entrepreneurship for economic prosperity in southwestern Ontario.
The 2018 Unlock Your Big Idea competition will include a $10,000 winner in each of the following three categories, as well as a $5,000 Young Entrepreneur Bonus award.
Social Enterprise applicants are revenue-generating businesses that also have goals to achieve positive social, cultural, environmental, or community outcomes.
Entrepreneurs applying for this category will be those who have an idea that includes developing or improving a technology product. This may include, but is not limited to, sectors such as advanced materials and manufacturing, robotics, engineering, life science, industrial internet of things, or information and communications technology.
Creative Industry Start-Ups
Are you an artist, designer, creator or cultural entrepreneur? If you are in the business of creating unique products that bring about new economic and cultural value, then this category is for you.
A bonus of $5000 will be awarded to the highest ranking business led by a founder age 29 and younger. Category winners are not eligible for the bonus prize.
All applications will be reviewed by a selection of experts, with finalists having the opportunity to live pitch their idea in front of a panel of judges. Winners will also receive access to a variety of supports and services offered by the ONE Partners in Peel. This access will be valid until the end of 2018 and will provide winners with valuable training and networking opportunities.
To learn more about the UYBI 2018 competition, and to apply, visit uybi2018.sheridancollege.ca.
Application deadline is February 1, 2018, and the Live Pitch Finale will take place March 22, 2018.
You can follow the conversation online at #UYBIPitch2018
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