Welcome to the 14th Annual Chinook Entrepreneur Challenge.
Last year’s Challenge posted record results!
28 Partners, 170 Participants, 240 Volunteer Hours!
Over $60,000 in cash and in kind prizes
awarded to the 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 2018
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 10 – Session 1: Plan, CEC Introduction + Craig Elias
Jan 17 – Session 2: Value Proposition Canvas + Market Research
Jan 24 – Session 3: Business Model Canvas + Entrepreneur Panel
Jan 31 – Session 4: ATB / Validation & Inputting Results + Social Media
Feb 7 – Session 5: Cash Flow + Funding + Financials
Feb 14 – Session 6: Legal / Insurance
Feb 21 – Session 7: Operations + Location Analysis
Feb 28 – Session 8: MNP Panel / Executive Summary + Pitches
subject to change due to speaker availability