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Market Your Thoughts

It is the intent of Market Your Thoughts Multimedia Business Plan Competition to encourage intermediate students to think creatively about enterprising ventures and to pursue entrepreneurial thinking and action.  In partnership with the teacher, we work to identify, recognize and support the talent and initiative of our enterprising youth.

The competition will involve students identifying a business opportunity that they believe could work in the province of Ontario and creating a multi-media business plan describing their business concept.

How it works?

This program is designed as a two-hour to a half-day workshop facilitated by a local coordinator. The workshop focuses on idea generation and brainstorming techniques to help students come up with a unique business concept. Following the workshop, teachers are encouraged to use the resource booklet to further engage their students in entrepreneurship discussion. Students are to complete their business plan during class time. Workshop is available in both official languages.

Curriculum Connections

The resource booklet is connected to English/Media Literacy, Social Studies and the Arts. Detailed curriculum connections can be found in the teacher resource.

Program Perk

A school winner will be named in each grade and each winner will receive $25, a T-shirt and certificate.

Winning submissions are entered in the regional competition where students can win $100 and are featured in our quarterly newsletter.

Contest deadline

The deadline to submit entries to your local coordinator is April 7, 2017.*

“The program instills confidence and teaches them they can change things in the world. “