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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 4:00pm January 13th, 2017)
  • Your idea could be selected as one of the 10 finalists (January 19th, 2017)
  • Attend three mandatory workshops (January 26th, 31st and February 7th)
  • The top 5 finalists will be announced. (February 14, 2017)
  • Top entrepreneur selected at the Venue (February 16, 2017)
  • The successful finalist wins a storefront in downtown Peterborough for 12 months free plus additional prizes! (Starting April 1st, 2017)