GO MONEY ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMPETITION

Awarding $30k to local entrepreneurs launching fresh ideas

 

 

 

 

SREDA’s annual Go Money Entrepreneurship Competition presented by MNP awards a total of $30,000 cash to promising local entrepreneurs launching fresh ideas. Get your ideas off the ground and sharpen your business skills through strategy sessions before a finale competition pitching to local experts.

Eligibility

  • Age 18+
  • For-profit business in the Saskatoon Region
  • In operation for two years or less (as of August 17, 2021)
  • Independently owned, operated and created by the entrepreneur
  • Must meet or be in the process of meeting all regulatory requirements by law
    • Note: Businesses must have a valid municipal business license in order to qualify for the pitch finale

Program Details

1. Application Round

Submit a written application with budget snapshot by September 13 at 11:59 p.m.

2. Strategy Round

The top 20 entrepreneurs will be chosen to take part in one-on-one strategy development sessions with local business strategists and leaders. The strategists will advise and evaluate both the business concept and the entrepreneur.

New this year, the top 20 strategy session entrepreneurs will also receive quarterly business coaching sessions in one of four areas: business planning, marketing, operations or financials.

3. Finale Pitch Competition

The top five entrepreneurs chosen from the Strategy Round will pitch their business to a panel of local business leaders at the finale pitch competition event. Winners will be chosen by the panel of judges.

Timeline

Applications Open – August 17

Application Deadline – September 13 at 11:59 p.m.

Strategy Round – September 28 & 29

Finale Pitch Competition – October 19

Quarterly coaching sessions will occur between November 2021 and August 2022 for the top 20 entrepreneurs.

Thank you to our Go Money 2021 sponsors:


Jenelyn Ong

Manager, Entrepreneurship

Business in Saskatoon

Saskatoon’s mix of economic diversity, low business costs and high quality of life make it the perfect place for businesses and people to thrive.

Key Industries

Saskatoon is home to the natural resources that feed, fuel and fertilize the world, as well as the innovations that surround these industries.

Jenelyn Ong

Manager, Entrepreneurship
(306) 242-4101

Business in Saskatoon

Saskatoon’s mix of economic diversity, low business costs and high quality of life make it the perfect place for businesses and people to thrive.

Key Industries

Saskatoon is home to the natural resources that feed, fuel and fertilize the world, as well as the innovations that surround these industries.