Ignite Capital is an annual pitch off competition for entrepreneurs experiencing difficulty accessing startup financing. The competition has a $145,000 fund to provide grants/loans to the most promising entrepreneurs in Ontario. Winners can take receive up to $21,000 in funding as well as a package that includes free working space, access to free workshops and post mentorship support.
This year our categories are: Women, Youth, Immigrant and we’ve introduced a new “Start Me Up” category that targets businesses that have been operating for less than two years with a credit score under 650.
Since 2013 we have had over 400 applicants and have provided over $250,000 of funding and support services to 20 entrepreneurs from various industries in Ontario.
The deadline for this years application is September 10th, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
For more information visit our website or contact our Program Manager, Laura Gannon.