The first stage of the 2016 BrightLane Entrepreneur Awards has ended. Thank you to everyone who came out to compete.
10 entrepreneurs were chosen on November 28th, 2015 to receive a 6-month Membership to BrightLane and the opportunity to compete for the $25,000 grand prize. Follow BrightLane's social feeds to stay informed about video releases and other entrepreneurial opportunities!
Start with a 60 second pitch in an actual elevator! Impress us in the elevator and you will be invited to meet the judges face-to-face for an extended 5 minute pitch. Up to 10 competitors will be selected to receive a 6-month Membership and their own workspace at BrightLane, located at 545 King Street West, Toronto - a value of $4000!
6-Months at BrightLane
The progress of the participating entrepreneurs will be monitored over a 6-month period at BrightLane and the 5 most promising entrepreneurs will be awarded an extended 6-month Membership, including introductions to potential investors and mentoring through "In Conversation" events featuring successful entrepreneurs and coaches - an additional $4000 in value!
After 12-months at BrightLane, the single most promising of the remaining five entrepreneurs will receive the $25,000 grand prize!
During their time at BrightLane, participants will be introduced to a number of investors; to review, critique and possibly invest!
Become an Association Sponsor!
This year's competition is under way, but it's not too late to become an Association Sponsor!
This is all about working with budding entrepreneurial leaders; the future of business. When you join, your association members will get special rates, and many other benefits from BrightLane. More importantly we would like you to be a part of a new workspace collaboration movement - bring us your ideas and introduce your benefits to our members.
To join the BrightLane community we are asking you to:
- Assist us in identifying up and coming entrepreneurs for the new BrightLane Entrepreneur Awards season.
- Invite BrightLane to become a participant in your organization in a mutually agreeable partnership – for example allowing you free event and meeting rooms for your organization’s events (restricted to availability).
- Join the BEA Sponsor Group and give your referrals a six-month Membership discount of 20% to the BrightLane coworking space.
- Become a series sponsor presenter, which means attending various events, speaking, networking and becoming a partner in an exciting new peer group activity.