The Path to Entrepreneurship Starts Here


The Contest

Enter The Den is back! - The competition is back and with new categories to include students in Grades 7 & 8 and we are super excited to move forward. Thunder Bay Ventures is partnering with the business community for support with our Enter the Den (ETD) program/competition. It is important to show our future leaders the opportunities available in Thunder Bay and area for entrepreneurship as a viable career choice. Enter the Den is a business plan competition for Thunder Bay students. It is a gentler version of the TV show format with practical and encouraging feedback provided to all semi-finalists and finalists.

Win Cash for your Business Idea!

1st Place:

$1,000

2nd Place:

$500

3rd Place:

$250



The three cash prizes for each category will go to students with good business ideas that have been well researched, well presented, and well defended. Both written and verbal presentations will be required, and we expect that the students follow the format of a business plan in developing their business idea.

3 prizes for each grade category (Gr 7 & 8 and Gr 9-12) 1st place $1000, 2nd place $500 & 3rd Place $250. This contest offers encouragement and supports students along the way. Several resources and supports will be available to assist students moving forward in the competition. This includes tips on writing the business plan, marketing do's and don'ts, presentation skills and more. Students do not have to start a business - the goal of the competition is to teach students about what is involved in starting a business and to recognize that starting a business can be a career choice.

 

 

ETD Dates to Remember for the Year 2022



Business Idea Deadline:

March 23, 2022



Semi-Finalist Competition:

April 12 & 13, 2022



Finalist Competition:

May 3, 2022

ETD Business Idea Form

Click below to download the ETD Business Idea Form