High School 7th 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 the employment line. 

The Business Idea Competition is for high school students who are willing to explore entrepreneurship. BYC staff visit Port Perry, Uxbridge and Brock High Schools, run workshops on how to develop a business model, set up a financial plan, develop a marketing plan, and understand their plan so well they can pitch it to an audience. 

First, students compete at their home school, with the top 2 pitches from each high school advancing to the finals.  The final pitch results in a winner and a runner-up, with cash prizes for the top two business ideas. 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 the fall!

Allison will be working with students in the high schools as they prepare for the Business Idea Competitions. The skills you will learn will help you be your best, regardless of what you do after high school.

To enter in the ‘Dragon’s Den’ competition, youth must complete the Side Hustle program/workshops which will be offered within the high-schools.

Contact Allison (Allison@YouthCapacity.ca)  if you have any questions.

Congratulations to our 2019 winners. Melody Cannon wth her business, Mind at Ease, placed third, Kara Steffensmeier with her business, Society, placed second, and Demitri Torres with his business, Demitri’s WoodWorking, placed first. 

Thank you to all of this years participants and judges!

Pictured are, Lukas and Lucas of Medicine Cabinet To Go, Kara of Society, Carolyn Morton – Vice Chairperson, Trustee  for
Townships of Brock, Scugog, Uxbridge, Demitri of Demitri’s WoodWorking, Melody of Mind at Ease, and Owen of Owen Kennedy’s WoodWorking

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