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About Win Your Space YK

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Win Your Space YK

About Win Your Space YK

Win Your Space YK is a business incubation competition aimed at inspiring Yellowknifers to start or expand their business, while supporting the revitalization of our downtown.

How does it work?

Residents of Yellowknife, Dettah and N'dilo over the age of 18 can submit their business ideas and a panel of judges will select up to 10 semi-finalists to proceed to the next round of the competition.  These 10 semi-finalists will participate in free business development workshops, including business plan writing and financial management training. Finalists will also learn how to pitch their business. The semi-finalists will develop and submit their business plans, and the Jury will select 5 finalists to advance to the Grand Finale. At the Grand Finale, the top 5 finalists will pitch their business to the Jury in true Dragon's Den style, and the Grand Prize Winner wins one year of free leased space in downtown Yellowknife. The Grand Prize winner will be able to choose their location from the list of participating spaces. In addition the Grand Prize Winner will be fast tracked to receive up to $10,000 in start-up money under BDIC's Business Development Project Fund!

Apply Now!

Partners and Sponsors

Win Your Space YK is a partnership between the City of Yellowknife, Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce, Business Development Bank of Canada, NWT Business Development and Investment Corporation with the support of the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Become a 2018 Sponsor. View our sponsorhsip package.

Timeline:

Contest opens

April 2, 2018

Contest closes

June 1, 2018 11:00 P.M.

10 semi-finalists are announced

June 8, 2018

Free Business Development Workshops for 10 semi- finalists

How To Write A Business Plan

Pitch Perfect
(Janet Dean, Aurora College)

Business Licensing, Permitting & BizPal
(City of Yellowknife & Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce)

 

Small Business Basics
(Crowe MacKay LPP)

 

The Softer Side of Business: How Emotional Intelligence Fuels Success (Momentum Training Services)

 


June 15, 2018 1:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

July 10, 2018 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

 

July 19, 2018  3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

 


June 20,2018  9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.


 

July 27, 2018  2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Final business plans submitted by 10 semi-finalists

August 3, 2018 11:00 P.M.

5 finalists are announced

Week of August 13, 2018

Grand Finale

August 23, 2018

Latest start date of lease

November 1, 2018

 Win Your Space Results jpg

 

 

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