Do You Have What It Takes?

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Season 4
Launch-a-Preneur
is now OPEN!

Do you have a business idea or
have you recently launched your business
in the Shuswap within the last 18 months?

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Registration closes on February 28, 2017

Shuswap Launch-a-Preneur is an entrepreneurial competition designed by Enactus, Salmon Arm Economic Development Society and Community Futures Shuswap. The purpose of the program is to assist individuals and teams to successfully plan for and launch their business in the Shuswap, while at the same time competing for prize packages in true “Dragon’s Den” fashion!

The three-month program is divided into two stages: Training and Competition. The first stage consists of a series of six evening workshops supplemented with resources and business mentorship support to assist entrepreneurs to validate their business model and prepare a detailed business plan.

The second stage is an Optional Final Night competition, where participating teams compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and in-kind donations designed to assist with business start-ups in the Shuswap. At the event, teams present a short pitch to a panel of judges consisting of angel investors and successful entrepreneurs from the Shuswap/Okanagan region. Successful teams are invited to move onto the final round which includes a more detailed presentation as well as questions from the judging panel and audience members. Prizes are awarded for the following:

  • Green Inititative
  • Public Choice, and
  • First, Second, and Third Place Awards

Prizes are provided by local business sponsors and include: seed capital, business consulting hours, website development packages, accounting and legal fees, and marketing packages!

Teams can be comprised of single individuals or groups of people working on developing the same business concept.

Criteria for Registration

  • Participants must live in the Shuswap
  • Participants must have access to an internet connection and basic computer skills
  • Business must be operating (or planned to operate) within the Shuswap
  • Businesses of an illegal or explicit nature are not eligible
  • Registration Fee $50
  • Competition Fee $100

Orientation Session
Monday, March 6th 2017
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Room 103 Okanagan College
Registration Fee Due

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Registration closes on February 28, 2017

Want to know more?

Contact Salmon Arm Economic Development SocietyTODAY!

(250) 833-0608 or Email: bsc@saeds.ca