Calling all young entrepreneurs to Enterprise Olympics

Enterprise Olympics

It is with great enthusiasm that the Northern Ontario Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative in partnership with Northern Ontario’s CFDCs brings you Enterprise Olympics for another exciting year. This is a two-day competitive event where students will meet, talk with and be advised by mentors, who themselves are young & inspiring entrepreneurs. The students will then work with other secondary students from across Northern Ontario to develop a business idea, prepare a rudimentary business plan and execute a professional elevator pitch!

These business ideas are developed on site with people from all over Northern Ontario. Students can win $500 and have a chance at winning a $1000 scholarship to any participating post-secondary institution in Northern Ontario!

Who are we looking for?

All secondary students are welcomed to participate! We encourage students that have a passion in any subject to come to the event to learn how they can take that passion and turn it into a career.

When & where is Enterprise Olympics?

Northeast: Algoma University and Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 14th, 2015, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Northwest: Confederation College and Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Wednesday May 6th, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Thursday May 7th, 2015, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Along with impressive business presentations, the event boasts some exciting extras including entertainment provided by The Illusionist, 23-year-old Lucas Wilson. Lucas made his appearance on Dragon’s Den in 2013 and received $25,000 from the dragons!


The goal of Enterprise Olympics is to motivate and inspire young people to search within themselves for entrepreneurial qualities and characteristics, leading them towards a rewarding and gratifying career as their own boss. This event gives students a chance to explore this opportunity and connect them with business opportunities in Northern Ontario. This event is proudly brought to you by the Northern Ontario Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative.

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