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Do you have a cool business idea? Do you already have an existing business? Do you want to have your business in downtown Peterborough? What if you could win a storefront right in downtown for 12 months FREE plus additional prizes?!

Win This Space is a new Downtown Peterborough initiative in partnership with the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA), Peterborough Economic Development (PED), StartUP Peterborough and Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) with more than 30 partners and sponsors. Win This Space concepts have been extremely successful in other Canadian cities with boosting economic development, stimulating new downtown storefront businesses and creating jobs.

This is how it works

  • Send us your business pitch via a 1-3 minute video (by 4:00pmĀ November 25th, 2017)
  • Your idea could be selected as one of the 10 finalists (November 30th, 2017)
  • Attend Top 10 Orientation (December 14th, 2017)
  • Attend three mandatory workshops (January 11th, 18th and 25th, 2018)
  • Submit your business plan (by February 15th, 2018)
  • Pitch your business to eight judges (February 22nd, 2018)
  • The winner will be announced at the Venue (March 1st, 2018)
  • The successful finalist wins a storefront in downtown Peterborough for 12 months free plus additional prizes!