Unleash your Inner Entrepreneur
Have you always thought about starting your own business? Are you already a business owner, but have a great idea for a new business? Do you have a unique business idea and you just need a push to get going? We may have the opportunity you’ve been looking for. ‘Downtown Sudbury’ Business Improvement Area (BIA) and the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) want to inspire you to become an entrepreneur! This is an opportunity that could:
help open the door to your new business,
provide you with business support, and
provide you with financial and in-kind support.
The Grand Prize is one year lease – up to $15,000 (not including utilities or leasehold improvements) – plus additional prizes from various sponsor donations including valuable in-kind professional services. See our FAQs and our Rules & Regulations for more info.
What’s your Big Idea?
To get started, you just need a great idea for a business in Downtown Sudbury. We are currently accepting ideas. You just need to tell us a bit about yourself, your business idea in 250 words or less, and how your business would contribute to a vibrant Downtown Sudbury.
Send us your idea now!
Email us, at firstname.lastname@example.org – in your email, we want to know:
Your phone number and e-mail
250 words on your business idea - and how you would contribute to a vibrant Downtown Sudbury
A 1-3 minute video on you and your idea
Selected Candidates & Finalists
Our Panel of Judges will select up to ten of the top business ideas submitted as Finalists. If the Panel chooses you, you will be asked to develop your business idea and submit:
A business plan
A financial plan
A marketing plan
From this, the Panel of Judges will then select the Final 5 who will then be required to develop a 3-5 minute pitch to deliver to the Panel at the Finale.
Our partners at the Regional Business Centre are offering FREE business development workshops and mentoring. Finalists are required to take advantage of these free resources, to help build a solid and viable business concept. See our FAQs and our Rules & Regulations for more info.
Will YOU Win this Space?
The ‘Final 5’ will be invited to our Finale, to pitch their business idea to the Panel of Judges. There you will have a chance to share your idea with the community, in a 3-5 minute live pitch. Our Panel of Judges will then announce the winner of Win this Space. See our FAQs and our Rules & Regulations for more info.
The winner’s business will also be a member of the ‘Downtown Sudbury’ BIA and be able to take part in and benefit from what the BIA has to offer.