The Top 10 Win This Space finalists have been selected for a chance to win a free downtown storefront for a year.
Judges and sponsors met Tuesday, November 27th at Providence at 131 Hunter Street West to go through all the application videos submitted. Contestants were asked to submit a 1 to 3 minute video pitch (watch them below) which the judges would use to help select the finalists.
Guests at Providence where the Top 10 finalists were announced
The 10 finalists will go through a series of workshops on building business plans, creating marketing plans and financial forecasting.
WHAT THE WINNER GETS
-> The winner will be announced March 5th at The Venue and will then choose which downtown space they would like to open in.
-> The prize package includes not only a free lease to a downtown storefront for a year, but also thousands of dollars in donated prizes including office and computer supplies, marketing and financial services, and advertising and promotion.
-> This year’s grand prize is valued at more than $40,000.
Mr. Downtown Terry Guiel speaking at Providence at Win This Space event
The Win This Space competition is a Peterborough DBIA initiative in partnership with Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development, Community Futures Peterborough and Shorelines Casino Peterborough.
“Every year there are so many interesting submissions for some really innovative businesses,” says Terry Guiel, Executive Director of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area. “It’s encouraging to see so much excitement from the next generation of entrepreneurs to open a business here in downtown Peterborough.”