Ignite Capital applications are due this Sunday, September 10th at midnight. Entrepreneurs seeking funding in the women, youth, immigrant and startup category can still apply online at www.ignitecapital.ca. This year, winners have the opportunity to pitch their business to a panel of industry experts for a chance at receiving up to $21,000 in funding (combination of grants/loans). 

To date the Ignite Capital competition has helped 20 entrepreneurs grow their businesses and has provided over $250,000 in capital and support services to finalists. We look forward to helping 12 more business owners take the next steps towards achieving their entrepreneurial dreams. 

We recently hosted a discussion style panel for applicants with former judges and competition winners. Speakers shared their tips on both creating a winning entry and presenting a winning pitch. We've decided to share some of their most insightful tips here.