Exclusive Business Idea Competition

  • January 25, 2017
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Northern Ontario Students gain real-world experience during this exclusive Business Idea Competition

Head Start in Business in partnership with Northern Ontario’s CFDCs is thrilled to announce their exclusive business plan competition, Enterprise Olympics, is back for yet another exciting year. The two-day business pitch competition brings together Secondary School students from across Northern Ontario. Students work in teams, based on six business sectors, to develop a business idea, prepare a rudimentary business plan and execute an elevator pitch to a panel of judges!

The students are mentored by entrepreneurs from across Northern Ontario as they conceptualize their business idea on site. Groups can win $500 and the grand prize winners will each receive a $1000 scholarship to one of the participating Northern Ontario post-secondary schools of their choice!

Who are we looking for?

All full time secondary students with an interest in entrepreneurship up to the age of 19 are welcome. No experience is necessary. Local entrepreneurs and organization representatives are also invited to be at the center of activity and participate as a judge, mentor or general volunteer.

When & where are Enterprise Olympics?

Northeast: Wednesday, May 17 & Thursday May 18, 2017 at Canadore College and Nipissing University in North Bay. Meals and accommodations are provided.

Northwest: Wednesday May 3 & Thursday May 4, 2017 at Confederation College and Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Meals and accommodations are provided.

Enterprise Olympics provides an opportunity for students to examine their entrepreneurial skills and gain real-world business experience.  These real world experiences and connections are valuable assets to students and provide insight into opportunities for youth in Northern Ontario.

This event is proudly brought to you by Head Start in Business funded by FedNor, The Ontario Trillium Foundation and Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.