Entrepreneur Tina Bromley of Tiny Greens has won a free 12-month lease of a downtown storefront as well as thousands of dollars in additional prizes after winning the Win This Space competition announced at The Venue Thursday night (February 16th) before a huge crowd.
Tiny Greens plans to create a microgreenery and healthy hub in beautiful downtown Peterborough. Tiny Greens will be a space for healthy or health curious minded people to shop, learn and experience a drink or food made from a downtown urban farm-to-table environment.
It will be a space to sell local ready-grown year-round microgreens, vegetables and herbs, as well as other foods from local farmers in the grocery aisle. Tiny Greens will also include education and workshops as well as sales of supplies and products for growing indoor and vertical gardens.
Tina pictured with her husband, children and father after winning Win This Space
Based out of Tina’s home, Tiny Greens has been in business for two years and has already earned a reputation for having high-quality products for a growing market.
“We’re excited that Tiny Greens is going to open in downtown Peterborough,” says Terry Guiel, DBIA Executive Director. “Tina brings a lot of enthusiasm, determination and a strong business plan. We look forward to working with her as she gets the keys to her new space on April 1st.”
This was Tiny Green's application video to the contest...
HOW WIN THIS SPACE COMPETITION WORKED
After launching the Win This Space competition on October 17th, Win This Space received 41 applications. Eleven judges narrowed it down to 10 finalists on January 19th. The 10 finalists were put through three mandatory workshops on business plans, marketing and financial forecasting. After delivering their business plans and live presentations on February 13th, five finalists—all women—were selected. Out of that Final 5, Tina was chosen as the winner.
Tina giving a gracious acceptance speech at The Venue after being chosen the winner
The Win This Space competition is a new downtown Peterborough initiative in partnership with the DBIA, Peterborough Economic Development, StartUP Peterborough and Community Futures Peterborough. Win This Space concepts have been extremely successful in other Canadian cities with boosting economic development, stimulating new downtown storefront businesses and creating jobs.
Learn more about the winner Tiny Greens by checking out their website here.