Annoucing the Six Bears' Lair Entrepreneurial Competition Finalists
The six finalists for an annual entrepreneurial competition in Peterborough were announced yesterday!
The finalists will battle it out at the 2016 Bear’s Lair Entrepreneurial Competition, on April 26, for a chance to win $120,000 in prizes. Facing cross-examination, challenging questions and feedback from judges in front of a live audience, the finalists will be scored based on innovation, commercialization, diversification, business plan quality and the benefit to the local economy.
Chosen from 34 entries, the final six were divided into two categories: the innovation stream and the goods and services stream.
Goods and Services Stream
Melinda Masters of Melinda Custom Sewing
Bob Kasprzak of Kaspr Boards Canada
Rob Howard of Kawartha Local
Rick Dolishny of Blush Drop
David A. Winter and Sherly Loucks of Canuck Play Inc.
Brooke Hammer of Chimp Treats
The judges include:
Dawn Hennessy of BDC
Paul Bennett of Ashburnham Realty
Cameron Taylor of OUTDOORsmart
Diane Richard of Charlotte Products
Tim Barrie of Merit Precision Moudling and Merit Precision Machine
Michael Skinner of MAS Captial Investments Inc.
This year’s competition is set for 7 p.m. on April 26 at The Venue. There is no cost to go to the event but those interested in attending are encouraged to reserve their seats online at www.bearslairptbo.com.