3rd Annual Win This Space Launches In Downtown Peterborough

The awesome entrepreneurial competition Win This Space—a Peterborough DBIA initiative in partnership with Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development, Community Futures Peterborough and Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs—is back for a third year in downtown Peterborough.

Entrepreneurs have until November 16th to put together a video application and submit it to the Win This Space competition through WinThisSpace.com. The Top 10 finalists will take several workshops to fine-tune their businesses plans before a winner is chosen on March 5th by the panel of judges.

 DBIA Executive Director Terry Guiel holding the Wn This Space banner during launch in VentureNorth lobby. (Photo courtesy DBIA)

DBIA Executive Director Terry Guiel holding the Wn This Space banner during launch in VentureNorth lobby. (Photo courtesy DBIA)

The winner of the competition will have their choice of available participating downtown locations free for one year. To cover rent payments, Win This Space has sponsors adopting a month and contributing $2,000 toward the month’s lease.

“This program has been hugely successful for our downtown and has been an inspiration for communities across the country,” says Terry Guiel, Executive Director of the DBIA. “Win This Space gets people excited about the potential of what they could do with a downtown storefront. There’s only one winner, but it’s encouraging to see so many people get connected with the business services in Peterborough and go on to open a local business with the support of our community.”

Visit winthisspace.com to see the rules and regulations for applying to the competition.

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