Community "IMPACT" Scholarship Program

  1. Apr 12

Dream - Apply - Compete - Pitch - Win Big on April 12th, 2018!!!!

Over $40K in cash and prizes up for grabs to start or improve your business!
A fun, community small business development program that provides the opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small businesses to apply, pitch & compete in 1 of 3 scholarship categories.

Each of the 3 category scholarship winners will receive a prize package of professional small business development services and products valued at over $12,000 (and growing!) and all category finalists a prize package valued at over $2,000 from a2p+ and supporting community partners and sponsors.

All at NO COST to the applicant - not even a registration fee! So, what are you waiting for??!!

The Categories…
The 3 scholarship categories to register; and if chosen as a category finalist, give a 3-min. pitch on April 12th, 2018 to a panel of judges are:

  • New Business Venture - In the ideation stage, not currently operating
  • Existing Small Business - Operating less than 4-years
  • Existing Small Business - Operating more than 4-years

* Can only apply to 1 category and as an individual or as a team (max. 4)
** Up to 5 finalists will be chosen per category to compete and pitch for the scholarship on April 12th, 2018

Sound Amazing and Want To Participate? It’s Simple - Here’s How!

  • Have an exciting new business Startup concept or existing business development idea that you would like to pursue
  • Read and ensure you are agreeable to the programs Terms, Conditions & Guidelines. Much more information including eligibility criteria are detailed
  • Decide on which one of the three Community IMPACT Scholarship categories you would like to apply and compete in
  • Shoot a max. 2-min. fun, creative, innovative video (smart phone video is just fine) of you / your team describing:
    • your new business idea or if an existing business your improvement/transformation plans
    • what problem or market need you are addressing and how your business will benefit your community
    • why your / your team should be chosen as a pitch competition, scholarship finalist in the category you are applying under
  • Upload your video to either YouTube or Vimeo
  • Download and complete the application form ensuring your video URL is inputted and works!
  • Submit your completed application by the March 9th, 2018 deadline

Cross your fingers and hope for a call or email confirming you as a category finalist on March 15th, 2018!

The Key Dates…

  • Online Application Submission Deadline: March 9th, 2018
  • Finalists Selected & Notified: March 15th, 2018
  • Pitch Competition Training Workshop: March 26th, 2018 (6pm > 9pm) - Location TBC
  • Community IMPACT Scholarship Live Pitch Competition Finals: April 12th, 2018 (6pm > 9pm) - Location TBC

For more information or to submit an application