Youth Applicants (old)


By December 4th 2017:

  1. Be age 24 or under & be a resident of Nova Scotia.
  2. Submit either a pitch deck/presentation (no more than 15 slides) or a shortened business plan (no more than 5 pages) that includes: what your product or service is, who your targeted or current customers are, how you market your product or service to attract customers, who your competitors are, and a clear budget that allocates how the awarded $10,000 will be spent.
  3. Clearly illustrate why you are passionate about your business venture.
  4. Clearly outline the value you will create for the province through social, economic and/or environmental impacts.
  5. Submit a letter signed by all team members, committing to spending the awarded investment on the venture presented, and committing to adhering to all CRA tax regulations.
  6. All submissions must be emailed to no later than December 4th 2017 in order to be considered for this opportunity.
  7. If you would like to be connected to a mentor to help practice and refine your pitch, we will match you with one.
  8. If you live outside of Halifax and cannot afford to travel to the city, please let us know and we will ask a local business to sponsor your travel to and from the event.
  9. If you have any questions about how to submit your application, please contact Allyson at 902-579-3705 or


Three Finalists Will be Selected Based (on a 1-10 Scale) on the Following Criteria:

  1. Viability of the business venture.
  2. Company's vision and mission.
  3. Demonstrated passion and reason(s) WHY the entrepreneurs want to pursue the opportunity.
  4. Scalability of the business venture.
  5. Marketing plan of the business venture.
  6. Plan and budgeted allocation of awarded investment.
  7. Demonstrated value creation through social, economic and/or environmental impacts on Nova Scotia.
  8. Team experience and education as it relates to the venture and team's ability to implement the plan.
  9. Partnerships that have been created that will help support the venture.


Finalists will be announced by December 19th 2016.


On Tuesday, January 16th (4 PM - 6 PM):

  1. Pitch your business venture in 8 minutes or less
  2. 100 Entrepreneurs will then vote & will write their cheques to the winner
  3. Network with a room full of creative business leaders that want to see you succeed!
  4. Live happily ever after