The Slingshot incubator program is the first of its kind in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. It will provide a limited number of high-potential young entrepreneurs with the opportunity of a lifetime. The successful applicants will receive coworking space in the new downtown Cube, tools, resources and funding opportunities to grow their business – a value of $5,000 for 4 months.
Although the Innovation Cluster focuses on innovation and technology startups, the new program will allow applications in the goods and services sectors who could benefit from incubation space as well.
WHAT IS THE INNOVATION CLUSTER?
The Innovation Cluster helps innovation and technology startups by providing:
- Incubation space (open-concept office space)
- High-speed internet/WIFI
- Critical resources + support services
- Marketing support
- Access to funding and investment
- Credibility of an incubation program
Applicants must be between the ages of 18-29, planning to start their company in Peterborough and the Kawarthas and have an idea for a company or have been operational for under one year. Applicants outside of the region are encouraged to apply if they intend on making the move to Peterborough. Companies that are early-stage are also eligible to apply.
At the end of the summer, the most successful company will receive a $1,000 cash prize along with other prizes. Successful applicants will move into the Cube to begin working on their company on May 1st.
Check out the entrepreneurs involved in Slingshot 2017:
DEADLINE: Monday, April 20, 2018 at midnight
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