Welcome to the 13th Annual Chinook Entrepreneur Challenge.
This year’s Challenge posted record results!
28 Partners, 170 Participants, 240 Volunteer Hours!
Over $60,000 in cash and in kind prizes will be awarded to this year’s winners!
The CEC is more than a competition; it’s an opportunity to build on your dream. Through the program you will gain business skills, write your business plan, get feedback on your ideas from regional professionals, network with key people including other entrepreneurs like yourself and have a chance at winning cash and prizes!
For more detailed information, please download the Participant Handbook Download Handbook
100% dedicated to the growth of your ideas
The Chinook Entrepreneur Challenge is a business plan writing competition designed and targeted toward new or existing business (individuals or teams) who have a sustainable and high-growth business idea. Due to the amazing support from our sponsors, we are able to offer both a general and technology stream.
(2) Grand Prizes
$10,000 cash + more in kind prizes
(3) Runner-Up Prizes
$2,500 cash + more in kind prizes
The skills you’ll gain:
Want to take part in this year’s Challenge?
Since the first CEC we have awarded $315,000 in cash, plus thousands more in-kind prizes
Our Platinum Sponsors
Training Dates 2017
All sessions will be held at the University of Lethbridge. They are also available online. All sessions are Wednesdays from 6:30-9:00 P.M.
Jan. 11 – Session 1: Where to Start?
Jan. 18 – Session 2: Ownership / Entrepreneur Panel
Jan 25. – Session 3: Business Model Canvas
Feb. 1 – Session 4: Market Feasibility & Marketing Research
Feb. 8 – Session 5: Location Planning / Marketing Plan
Feb. 15 – Session 6: Risk Management and Financials
Feb. 22 – Session 7: Cash Flow and Funding
March 1 – Session 8: Putting it All Together
subject to change due to speaker availability
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