Applications have opened for this year’s Founders Choice Awards competition.
The competition is run by the Parry Sound Area Founders Circle, a group of community leaders, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. The Founders invest funds as prizes to be awarded to individuals or groups with innovative ideas that will help improve the local economy throughout the District of Parry Sound.
“We are looking for interesting new businesses that need our support to get to the next level,” says Nicole Boyd, of Royal LePage Team Advantage Realty, Brokerage, who is co-chairing the Parry Sound Area Founders’ Board with Peter Istvan, of Peter Istvan Photography. “It is a great opportunity for local leaders and businesses to contribute to the economic development of the area,” adds Istvan.
Anyone interested has until the end of August to drop their application in, which will be evaluated on broad economic impact, innovation, demand for product or service, and the potential for scalability, growth, and profitability.
The Founders Choice Awards’ $10,000-grand prize and $5,000-second prize will be awarded at the Impact Gala, in November.
In addition to being involved in the review and selection of the Awards, the Founders provide significant assistance to all finalists with video production, marketing, mentorship, and introduction to investors.
You can learn more about the competition and the Founders here https://www.parrysoundareafounderscircle.com/apply2022