Click Here for a copy of the Official Competitors’ Package 2013 (updated November 4th, 2012).
The 2013 Enterprize Canada Business Plan Competition is a diverse and multi-faceted resource for the creative minds of undergraduate students seeking opportunities in the field of entrepreneurship. Over a span of 12 years, Enterprize Canada has provided over $500,000 in prize pool to student entrepreneurs and is the largest nationwide platform for students to showcase their ideas. The competition acts as a powerful learning tool by offering each participant a structured learning path to further develop their entrepreneurial skills, invaluable feedback from business professionals, as well as a national platform on which to pitch their ventures.
This year, participating teams across Canada will have the opportunity to showcase their unique ventures for a chance at winning prizes worth over $10,500. In addition, we have added a mentorship opportunity led by seasoned industry professionals and experienced entrepreneurs, who will give teams valuable input on how to successfully launch their business idea and improve on their business plan. Teams will receive advice from past competitors who will guide them in artfully pitching their idea to the judges; furthermore, teams advancing to our semi-finals will receive mentoring from our preliminary judges on idea viability and quality of the written business plan. With the final rounds set in the backdrop of beautiful British Columbia, Enterprize Canada is a unique opportunity for teams throughout the nation to showcase their unique ventures and earn the title of Top Business Plan in Canada!
Competition Rules and Requirements
In order to compete teams must adhere to all the rules and regulations set by Enterprize Canada 2013 Executive Team. Anyone breaching the rules or not meeting the competition requirements will be disqualified.
Please limit your SUBMISSIONS TO NO LONGER THAN 11 PAGES (including Cover Page and Appendices). For more detail, Please refer to the ‘Official Competitors’ Package’ document below.
The competition consists of 4 rounds: Qualifying, Regional, Semi-Final and Final. For more information please read our Competitors Package (provided above).
Qualifying Round (October 8 – November 30, 2012)
Registration for the National Business Plan Competition will be open on October 8th, 2012. Teams will be required to submit a maximum 11-page business summary (including a cover page and appendices). After the submission deadline of November 30th, 2012 at 11:59pm (Pacific Standard Time), our esteemed judges will start reviewing the abstracts in order to qualify 10 teams per region to proceed to the following rounds. Teams, who are chosen for the regional rounds, will be notified in mid-December to notify them upon their advancement into our next round of competition.
The following are our 4 designated regions:
- West Region: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan
- Central Region: Manitoba, Ontario
- Quebec Region: Quebec
- Atlantic Region: New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia
Regional Round (Jan 11-12, 2013)
After receiving advice from the judges, teams who have advanced from the qualification round will be required to submit their full 21-page business plan on January 6th, 2013 at 11:59pm (Pacific Standard Time). Teams will be required to travel to the regional host school on January 11th or 12th to give a presentation of their business plan in front of a panel of judges and live audience.