High School 8th Annual 'Dragon's Den' Business Idea Competition

Whether you plan on running your own business, or working for someone else, developing a business idea and pitching it to a panel of judges will set you up with a skill-set that will take you to the front of any employment line.

The Business Idea Competition is for youth 15 – 29 years of age who are willing to explore entrepreneurship. This year the program will be available online and participants will learn how to develop a business model, set up a financial plan, develop a marketing plan, and understand their plan so well they will be ready to pitch it to an audience. Whether the business is a part-time side hustle established to earn pocket money or a full-scale business idea, online coaching will be available throughout the program.

The pitch competition will take place online and there will be two age categories, 15 – 19 and 20 and over. Cash prizes will be available for first and second place in each group. If you have an idea, are looking for guidance in developing a business plan, and are willing to enter a ‘Dragon’s Den style Business Idea Competition, one of the cash prizes may be yours. Dates and details will be posted in early spring 2021.

The skills you will learn will help you be your best, whichever career path you decide to take.

To enter in the ‘Dragon’s Den’ competition, youth must complete the Side Hustle program/workshops which are offered online.

For more information, please contact Lois (lois@youthcapacity.ca)

Congratulations to our 2020 winners in this years first fully virtual pitch finals!

Thank you to all of this years participants, judges, community partners, sponsors and donors. For without you, our programming would not be as successful as it is!


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