Would you like the opportunity to compete for a $20,000 award to start up your business? Are you willing to share your story, business plan and present to a panel of business experts?
Ignite Capital is a non-profit organization that was founded to help aspiring Canadian entrepreneurs, who do not have access to capital through traditional means, the opportunity to compete for three $20,000 start-up awards (combination of a $10,000 grant/$10,000 loan) and mentorship.
The selection process will include an initial application which takes only 20 minutes to complete. If approved, you will then be asked to submit your entrepreneurial story, business plan and financials. Ignite Capital will short list the best entries who will participate in the second annual Ignite Capital Pitch-Off in November 2014 in front of a panel of business experts and entrepreneurs. Three winners will be chosen.
- For-profit, start-up businesses only (in business for under two years
- Business must be registered
- Categories include women, youth (18-39), and immigrant
- Applicant has business related training/education
- Credit score must be 620 or LOWER; otherwise you must demonstrate proof of limited access to capital
Take 20 minutes and apply online by July 31, 2014 at
Make sure to join this info session to get your answers and meet the founder of Ignite Capital.
When & Where
Ignite Capital was founded to help aspiring Canadian entrepreneurs, who do not have access to capital through traditional means, the opportunity to compete for a start-up award and support program. The program is funded by Pat McNamara, CEO of APEX Public Relations (www.apexpr.com). Pat has been running her business for over 15 years and has a passion for helping other entrepreneurs succeed. One of the most difficult hurdles for a business is obtaining start-up funding, particularly for those who do not have access to traditional capital such as a bank loan.
The contest is managed by Business In The Streets (www.businessinthestreets.com) which works with at-risk and immigrant youth. Their unique programming teaches business skills with a complete hands-on approach. The result: a much higher potential for employment, entrepreneurship and educational opportunities.