QUALIFYING FOR THE COMPETITION
The applicant selection process is solely based upon the merits of the business concept paper submitted. This “blind audition” style of submission is designed to remove all possible bias from the selection process.
Short listed applicants
The top 5 applicants from each category (Junior & Senior, and University/ College/ Trades) will advance to the competition and each be assigned a mentor from the local business community. Each applicant business will be featured online, as well as through a variety of social and traditional media outlets leading up to the final competition and show.
The top five
The top five applicants from each category will then work on refining their business concept into a formal one page business plan, plus financial statements (outline and template to be provided), as well as create and submit an updated Video elevator pitch for their business.
Mentors’ will assist with everything from start-up considerations and marketing, to coaching & presentation skills.