Propel Entrepreneurship

Applications for Seed Your Startup 2020: Now Open

Seed Your Startup is designed to help young entrepreneurs make the transition from ideas to formalized action plans, with the opportunity to win funding! Each April, student entrepreneurs from Western University and Fanshawe College are invited to pitch their business ideas for a chance to win $3,000. 

Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. 

How does the competition work?

All current students from Western University and Fanshawe College are invited to apply for the competition by submitting their business idea and application.

Please read the “Participant Eligibility” (PDF) for more details.

A review committee will screen the applications based on the quality of the idea and the ability to move the business forward.   

Selected finalists are invited to pitch on Thursday, April 2, 2020, to a panel of judges. The winning ideas receive a cash prize, as well as access to mentorship, media exposure, and professional services, provided by Western Entrepreneurship and LEAP Junction.

Prizes Two Categories

(1) Retail / Product Prize (non-software based startups)

(2) Technology / Service Prize (software based startups)

A winner from each category receives $3000 cash, as well as additional service prizes to be announced.

Read the fine print: Participant Eligibility (PDF).


Applications Now Closed