Attention whiz-kid biz-kids, now is your time to shine! Chances are if you have an entrepreneurial mind, you’ll have heard of the awesome local Bears’ Lair Competition that has been building momentum and growing for years now in Peterborough.
Youth might be thinking, where is my opportunity? I have an incredible idea, too! Well…(drumroll please), FastStart Peterborough and the Trent Youth Entrepreneurship Society are partnering to host a new competition for young Peterborough Entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-29 who are interested in starting their own business. With its incredibly appropriate name, Cubs' Lair is here to give local youngsters just that chance!
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FastStart Peterborough created Cubs' Lair to meet the growing need for youth entrepreneurship programming in the city. (FastStart recently helped launch young companies such as Ribbet Coupons and Amusé.) Entrepreneurial minds come in all ages, which is why they are so excited to launch this competition. Peterborough is fully alive with new business ideas and knows that the future is now!
HERE ARE A FEW KEY DETAILS YOU'LL WANT TO KNOW...
• This competition is open to anyone between the ages of 18-29 that have an idea to start a business or are in the early stages of starting their own business.
• Help is provided, as FastStart Peterborough will gladly meet you wherever you are on your journey. A series of workshops and one-on-one sessions are also at your disposal to help prepare potential candidates for the finals!
HOW TO APPLY (IT'S REALLY QUITE SIMPLE)
Step 1: Submit a photo that you think represents your company, a short description of your company and an email/contact address to the Facebook page - Cubs' Lair Entrepreneurship Competition. The photo with the most "Likes" will receive a $100 prize separate from the Final Prize Package. (DEADLINE: October 23rd, 2015)
Step 2: Submit a one page description of your business—the one page form can be found -> here. (DEADLINE: October 30th, 2015)
NOTE: ->> Make sure you do both of the above steps! <<-
If you have an idea for a business you’ve wanted to pursue and fall within the necessary age range of 18-29, this is an incredible opportunity. Don’t delay! The TOP 5 will be annouced on November 16th!
Scroll down to check out the amazing prize package...
Recent FastStart event at Trent with youth entrepreneurs from around the world
In case you need a little extra motivation, the prize package to the winning business is mighty impressive. It includes...
• Office space intake into the Innovation Cluster's incubator known as The Cube, including access to Knowledge Partners, mentorship, coaching and specialized services to help take their business to market ($5,000 value) • cash prize of $400 • Social Media Package from us, PTBOCanada.com ($250 value) • Bragging rights! • ...and much more!
The competition takes place live at the Gordon Best Theatre on Hunter St. in downtown Peterborough November 27th at 5 p.m., and judges include Leslie Bradford-Scott, co-founder of Walton Wood Farm; Andressa Lacerda, COO of Noble Purification; and Neil Morton, co-founder/publisher of PTBOCanada.com, and co-founder of boutique advertising agency StudioPTBO.com.