ELIGIBILITY


"In best case scenario you get a great business plan, direction, and money. Worst case scenario you get a great business plan and direction so it’s really a win-win situation when you apply through this competition" Daniel Lewis, Founder of T by Daniel’

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS for all applicants in all categories.

  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Canadian citizen / permanent resident and currently residing in Ontario. A copy of government issued photo ID (i.e. Driver’s License or Passport) is needed as proof for points 1 and 2.
  • Should be 50% (or more) owner of a for-profit, registered business that is not more than five years old.  For the Start Up category, the business must be less than two years old.
  • Must be able to demonstrate lack of access to capital (e.g. turned down for a bank loan or line of credit).
  • Applicants may only apply to one category.
 

Ignite Capital invites entrepreneurs across Ontario to apply now for the 2018 pitch competition, which will be organized in the following three categories.

 

Starting up

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and have been in business no longer than two years. Businesses should have little to no sales.

 

scaling up

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, with a business less than five years old. Entrepreneurs must be working on their business part-time or as a freelance project. This category is for entrepreneurs wanting to grow their business into a full-time venture.

 

Growing up

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, with a business less than five years old. Applicants must be working on their business full-time in this category and have some history of sales. There is no limit on sales numbers, however, applicants should be able to demonstrate an inability to access funding. This category is for entrepreneurs looking to grow their full-time business.