What if you could win up to $20,000 to fund your idea?

What if you had a professional coach to support your educational or business endeavors? Would you take the shot?

If you are between the ages of 17-24 in Windsor‑Essex County / Chatham-Kent area and have an idea for a business you’d like to open or already have a business operation, the ball is in your court!

The Game Plan:

  1. Record a 30 – 120 second video summarizing your business.
  2. Complete your application form before the June 14th deadline.


All successful applicants will receive a $100 gift card to a business such as Staples, Basics, or a printing shop.

  • 1ST PRIZE – up to $20,000
  • 2ND PRIZE – up to $10,000
  • 3RD PRIZE – up to $5,000
  • 4TH PRIZE – up to $2,500
  • 5TH PRIZE – up to $1,500 


Ten finalists will be selected and required to participate in 3 workshops and one final pitch:

  • WORKSHOP 1 – Saturday June 26th, 9AM to 12PM
  • WORKSHOP 2 – Saturday July 17th, 9AM to 12PM
  • WORKSHOP 3 – Saturday July 24th, 9AM to 12PM
  • FINAL PITCH – Saturday August 7th, 2021.

Don’t have a business idea?

Don’t worry, there’s still a chance for you to participate!

If you’re striving to move on to post-secondary education, we have a bursary application where two finalists can win upwards of $20,000!

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