On Thursday July 13th, Business Centre Guelph-Wellington hosted participants and 70-guests at its first Pitch Night competition for the Starter Company Plus program, funded by the Province of Ontario. The Business Centre provides support and mentorship through the creation of a business plan, and getting a business started.
Ten new business owners from Guelph and Wellington County pitched their ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win five, $5000 prizes.
Winners of the night and receiving $5,000 each are:
Ranjan Pradhan of Shrimp Canada
Jenna Kessler of Assembly North Farm Retreat Centre
Chad Seip from Blackmont Solutions
Will and Amy Mitter from Let the Dog Out
Fy Virani of Virani Law
“The Business Centre is very proud to showcase these new businesses and the work they do in our community. With our support and training we were able to help 10 entrepreneurs launch and grow their new businesses. Watch for these companies as they grow their businesses. They are all winners!” Marios Matsias, Executive Director of the Business Centre Guelph Wellington.
The same night, Amanda Voisin from Body Mechanik was also awarded $5000 from the Starter Company, a previous program that targeted 18-29 year old business owners. The Business Centre was able to secure the final grant to the Starter Company Program for a deserving Wellington County young entrepreneur.
Intake for the next Starter Company Plus program is September 12th, 2017, and the Centre will be hosting another Pitch Night October 5th. Those who want to start their own small business and wish to pitch for $5,000 can contact the centre at 519-826-4701 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Business Centre Guelph-Wellington provides small business advice for start-up and growing businesses in Guelph and Wellington County.
(Via The Business Centre)