Thunder Bay Ventures Board of Directors announce a $500.00 scholarship for Enter the Den Entries


Canadian MoneyTHUNDER BAY – Business Now – The Thunder Bay Ventures Board of Directors have announced a $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to the Thunder Bay High School that submits the most student applications to the Enter the Den Contest by 4:00pm on April 3rd, 2012.

The High School that receives the award will in turn select a graduating student that meets the following criteria:

“The Enter the Den Scholarship is to be awarded to a student who is entering into a post-secondary education program at a Thunder Bay college or university. Priority to be given to an Enter the Den participant and if not available to an entrepreneurship student.”

Enter the Den is a business plan contest for Thunder Bay High School students.

The long-term goal of Thunder Bay Ventures and partners in offering this contest and other entrepreneurial events for ALL high school students is to develop a culture of entrepreneurship in our community and reward creative, innovative and practical business ideas. ‘Enter the Den’ is inspired by the popular CBC show Dragon’s Den.

It is a kinder version of the format with practical feedback to each and every participant.

Make no mistake – this is a contest with winners.

The three cash prizes awarded at the finals on May 23rd from 1:00- 5:00pm at Superior C& VI will go to students with original business ideas that have been well researched, well presented and well defended. This contest offers encouragement and support to all students along the way and a number of resources and supports will be available to assist students wishing to enter the contest, including tips on writing your business plan, loan and grant applications, and marketing do and don’ts.

Students do not have to start the business – the goal is to learn what is involved in starting a business and realizing that starting a business can be a career choice.

More information can be found on or by contacting Mr. Royden Potvin, Manager of Thunder Bay Ventures or Amanda Sauermann- Project coordinator (807) 768-6650 Email:

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