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Youth Business Idea Competition Donor Package

Spring 2020 marks the 7th annual Youth Business Idea Competition in North Durham (Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock Townships) where students from each high-school will pitch their business idea to a panel of judges, Dragon’s Den style.

The competition consists of two rounds:

  1. The Local Round:each high school holds a semi-final business idea competition for students in their school. The top two from each school receive a small cash prize and move on to the finals.
  2. The Final Regional Round:the top two business idea pitches from each of Brock, Scugog, and Uxbridge compete for a cash prize of $1000 for first place and $500 for second. 

What are my options to become a sponsor/partner/donor?

Sponsorship Packages and Rates:

Gold    $500+

Opportunity to judge at the final competition
Recognition of your contribution from the podium
Booth space at the finals in Port Perry High School
Logo on the BYC Sponsors’ Page on the website for one year
Logo on all marketing materials

Silver   $250

Opportunity to judge at the local competition
Recognition of your contribution from the podium
Logo on the BYC Sponsors’ Page on the website for one year
Logo on all marketing materials

Bronze $100

Logo on the BYC Sponsors’ Page on the website for one year
Logo on all marketing materials

*Please indicate which cash prize you are supporting with your sponsorship.

Fun Facts About the Competition: 

20+ youth per year prepare to pitch to the ‘Dragon’s Den’ panel of judges.
119 youth have participated in the competition since 2013.
85% of youth in the finals start their own business or grow an existing one, and there are some amazing young entrepreneurs in North Durham!
25% of the youth are accepted into Starter Company or Summer Company programs.

Why do we do what we do?

In just a few short years, it is incredible to look back at the growth these young entrepreneurs have made. Not only have these amazing entrepreneurs gained experience vital to the pursuit and support their businesses, but they have gained real life experience to push their employability skills forward.

Jasmine Rutschmann finished college nearly debt-free thanks to her metal art business and youth-focused gallery. She is now an international award-winning artist.  

Jeff Baker established a sustainable business and has worked on projects for clients such as the Second Wedge Brewing Co. and Nexus Coffee in Uxbridge, ON.

Simon, of Simon’s Pumpkins, locked down a contract with Loblaws to be the only supplier of giant display pumpkins.

Grace Brown continued her successful online business selling handmade dog bandanas, and she has expanded her product line.

Jay Mohile’s medical scheduling app, ScheduleIT, is currently being tested at the Markham Stouffville hospital.

Nelly Schurman developed a career as a pottery artist and can be found selling her work at numerous markets, storefronts, shows and events.

Tyler West’s 3D printing company is booming with commissions for personalized products.

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