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Give your business a BOOST and enter
BACD PiTCH2WiN Business Competition!

$10,000 worth of prizes to be won!

Competition Details

1st Prize - $5,000
($3,500 cash + $1,500 in-kind professional business services)

2nd Prize - $3,500
($1,000 + $2,500 in-kind professional business services)

3rd Prize - $1,500
($500 cash & $1,000 in-kind professional business services)

Limited space – Apply Now*

*This is a competitive process of elimination and not all applicants will attend each stage of the competition.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Operate your business in the Regional Municipality of Durham
  • Must be Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident living in Ontario
  • Over 18 years of age
  • Full-time business
  • Be in business 1 to 5 years
  • Business must have digital presence (website, online store or business social media)
  • Main street, product or service based business

Not Eligible: Franchises, single events, commission sales businesses, technology products or services (i.e. apps, software, SaaS)

Read the Competition Official Rules and Regulations

Competition Process (mandatory)

  1. APPLY Complete the online application
  2. Attend INFO SESSION
    Learn more about the competition and how to refine your pitch and to make your pitch more compelling to the independent judges.
    July 26, August 21, September 18 (need only attend one of the three dates)
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
  3. Attend MOCK PITCH
    Present your 90-second pitch to determine who moves to the next round.
    October 10
    5:00pm - 7:30pm
  4. Attend PERFECT YOUR PITCH TRAINING
    October 24 – 9:00am - 4:00pm
    October 25 –  9:00am - 4:00pm
    October 26 – 9:00am - 1:00pm
  5. Attend QUALIFYING PITCH EVENT
    October 26
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
  6. Pitch at BACD PiTCH2WiN Finale event
    November 14, 2018
    6:00pm - 9:00pm

BACD Waiver

BACD reserves the right to disqualify any participant that, in its sole judgement violates the spirit of the competition and its guidelines, process and rules. BACD and its Judges decisions are final. BACD reserves the right to suspend, delay, modify or cancel these terms and conditions for any reasonable applicable law.