Breakthrough your Business

Pitch your business idea to a panel of business leaders for your chance to win up to $6,000!

First place will receive $6,000 towards the start-up of their business as well as a $500 tuition voucher for RDC's School of Continuing Education. Second place will receive $4,000 towards the start-up of their business and a $250 tuition voucher for RDC's School of Continuing Education.

Once registered, and after you have attended our Business Basics workshop (if you have not attended it in the past), you will be supplied with a business proposal template to submit to our selection committee no later than Friday, January 31, 2020.

Submissions will be shortlisted on Friday, February 7, 2020. If you have been chosen as a final contestant you will be notified by phone and details will be emailed to you regarding your presentation requirements. Final contestants will have 15 minutes to pitch their idea to a panel of judges followed by 20 minutes of questions.

For added support, participants will also have the opportunity to partner with students from RDC’s Donald School of Business to practice their business pitch.

Key dates:
January 18, 2020 - Business Basics Seminar (required for Breakthrough Your Business)
January 31, 2020 - Submission deadline for Breakthrough Your Business
February 7, 2020 - Final contestants notified for Breakthrough Your Business
February 27, 2020 – Final contestants do dry run presentation to RDC Marketing class
March 7, 2020 - Breakthrough Your Business competition

If you have any questions, please DonaldSchoolof [dot] Business [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (connect with us)

Enter as (403) 888-5525

The personal information that you provide on this form is being collected for the purpose of contacting you if you are chosen as a finalist to pitch your idea during the Breakthrough your Business competition, and is being collected in compliance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of Alberta, Section 33(c). If you have any questions about the collection of information on this form, please contact Dr. Gloria Antifaiff, Dean of RDC's Donald School of Business, Red Deer College, 100 College Blvd., Box 5005, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5H5, Telephone: 403.342.3555.

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