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Mississauga Entrepreneurs: Unlock Your Big Idea 2018 Competition Has Arrived!


Watch all Mississauga entrepreneurs! It's time to prepare for the 3rd annual Unlock Your Big Idea Pitch competition, where entrepreneurs in Mississauga and the surrounding area have the opportunity to pitch their idea for a chance to win a $ 10,000 award grow their starting business.

The UyBI 2018 Pitch Competition offers entrepreneurs in the West Greater Toronto region the opportunity to win part of the funding and mentorship through the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) ]. The Mississauga Business Enterprise Center is part of ONE and is committed to supporting innovation and entrepreneurship for economic prosperity in the southwest of Ontario. [19119002] The 2018 Unlock Your Big Idea contest includes a $ 10,000 winner in each of the following three categories, as well as a $ 5,000 Young Entrepreneur Bonus prize.

Social Enterprise

Applicants for social enterprises are income-generating companies that also have goals to achieve positive results at social, cultural, environmental or community level. [19659010] Start-up technology companies

Entrepreneurs who apply for this category are those who have an idea that also relates to the development or improvement of a technology product. This may include, but is not limited to, sectors such as advanced materials and manufacturing, robotics, engineering, life science, industrial internet of things or information and communication technology.

Starter status creative industry

Are you an artist, designer, creator or cultural entrepreneur? If you are creating unique products that create a new economic and cultural value, then this category is for you.

Young entrepreneur

A bonus of $ 5,000 will be awarded to the company with the highest rank, led by a founder age 29 and younger. Category winners are not eligible for the bonus prize.

All applications are assessed by a selection of experts, with finalists having the opportunity to show their idea for a panel of judges. Winners also get access to a variety of support and services offered by the ONE Partners in Peel. This access is valid until the end of 2018 and offers winners valuable training and networking opportunities.

If you want to know more about the UYBI 2018 competition and want to sign up, go to uybi2018.sheridancollege.ca [19659004].

Deadline for registration is 1 February 2018 and the live pitch final will take place on 22 March 2018.

You can follow the conversation online at # UYBIPitch2018

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