Rural Innovation Challenge

Step up and take part in the Rural Innovation Challenge December 2 – December 11, 2020. The Challenge is hosted by ventureLAB, the County of Simcoe, and Digital Main Street to explore, source, and pilot novel solutions that support Main Street business continuity in Simcoe County amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our partners are a community of organizations that include the Centre For Business and Economic Development, North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation, Nottawasaga Futures, and Orillia Area Community Development Corp.

The winning finalist will receive $10,000; the runner-up will receive $7,000; and the third-place finalist will receive $4,000 in funding to pilot or scale their solutions. Of this funding, a portion of the funding will be awarded in the form of advisory services during the course of the program.

First prize: $10,000 ($7k + $3k in advisory services)
Second prize: $7,000 ($5k + $2k in advisory services)
Third prize: $4,000 ($3k + $1k in advisory services)

Click here to learn more and apply.


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Thursday, September 28, 2023 – 5 pm to 7 pm La Cle – 63 Main Street, Penetanguishene Hosted by The Economic Development Corporation North Simcoe

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Rural Innovation Challenge