GO MONEY

Helping promising local small business owners launch fresh ideas

Application are now closed.

The SREDA Go Money program provides grants of up to $5,000 to promising small business owners launching fresh ideas. The program will accelerate the development of viable business ideas as well as support founding entrepreneurs’ growth through an ongoing coaching relationship with SREDA’s business development team.

Go Money will be awarded to businesses that demonstrate originality, strong market potential and impact on the Saskatoon Region economy.

Eligibility

  • Your business must be located in the Saskatoon Region
  • Your business must be for-profit
  • Your business must be in operation for 2 years or less (as of June 19, 2020)
  • Your business must be created and owned by you; no corporate chains or franchises
  • Your business must fulfill, or be in the process of fulfilling, all industry and regulatory requirements expected by law:
    • Saskatchewan Provincial registration or incorporation
    • Municipal business license
    • Industry licenses or permits
    • Tax accounts and payments

Application Process

1. Application Round

Complete and submit the application consisting of: online application and budget snapshot. If your application demonstrates your idea’s viability and your commitment to it as an entrepreneur, you will be invited to participate in a Strategy Round (max. 20 spots).

2. Strategy Round

Get your business model and plan evaluated by a committee of the Saskatoon Region’s brightest business leaders in a private strategy session. SREDA will put together committees of start-up strategists, each assigned to evaluate entrepreneurs and business models. Your strategy session committee will rank you and the top applicants will advance to the final round, the Pitch Round (max. 5 spots).

3. Pitch Round

Pitch your business to a panel from the SREDA Board of Directors who will select the three SREDA Go Money grant recipients.


Shenuka Wickramasinghe

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.

Shenuka Wickramasinghe

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.