EDP Business Challenge 2022
Our EDP Business Challenge 2022 is in the second round of the event, business plans are due February 15th, 2022. Entrepreneurs will have a chance to win up to $3,500 and some amazing prizes! The challenge consists of 3 rounds. Judges are independent of the EDP Program and include business professionals and local entrepreneurs in Saskatoon.
How to Qualify?
Must be at least 16 years of age
Live in Saskatoon
Have a self-declared disability or health condition
Have a business idea -OR- have been in business for less than 2-years.
Round 1: Business Idea Submission - Due November 1st, 2021 - COMPLETE
Submit a short video or written description of your business or business idea. The independent panel of judges will grade the submissions based on how clear and concise your delivery is, your business viability, how much you know about your industry and market conditions.
Round 2: Business Plan Submission - Due February 15th, 2022
Submit your completed business plan. Our EDP business coaches will be available to support you through the process of writing your business plan and provide advice with edits. It is your responsibility to write your own business plan, we cannot write your business plan for you. Business plans will be graded on business model, operational plan, industry and market analysis, marking plan, and financial plan.
Round 3: Live Pitch Event - April 25th, 2022
The top 3 finalists will perfect their business pitches with help from our EDP business coaches and present to a live audience and the three judges. Judges will grade pitches on three categories, business viability, presentation, and how well you answer questions from the judges.
The winner will be announced at the live pitch event. Prizes include cash, professional services, and recognition in the Saskatoon business community! This is a great opportunity to polish your networking skills and get your business in front of a large audience.
1st Place - $3,500 Cash
$1000 Website Design from
Our Brand Media Digital Marketing
$200 Photography Services from
Juli Labrecque Photography
2nd Place - $1000 Cash
Square One Cash Prize Sponsor
500 Double sided, Full Colour Business Cards + Design from Minuteman Press
3rd Place - $500 Cash
Professional Services TBA
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