Every successful business started with a courageous decision. Time to make yours.
There is a range of competitions and grants designed to encourage startups and stimulate business growth. One of them is Ignite Capital. An annual competition invites emerging Ontario entrepreneurs who have limited access to capital, to compete for up to $25,000 in funding (combination of grant/loan).
Those that meet the criteria are invited to submit a business plan and two years of financials in one of four categories – women, immigrants, youth and Start Me Up categories. The applications are then reviewed by the internal Ignite team and a panel of business experts, shortlisting to three applicants per category who participate in a live pitch. The application deadline for the 2017 Ignite Capital pitch competition is September 10th, 2017 at 11:59 PM.
The program, established in 2012, is funded by Pat McNamara, an entrepreneur and founder of APEX Public Relations, one of our generous sponsors. It is managed by Business In The Streets, an affiliated organization which extends similar support to enterprising youth in Toronto.
Visit www.ignitecapital.ca for more information and to start your application today.