University of Saskatchewan

August 29, 2014   

Business Plan Competition

Tech Venture Challenge Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors and acknowledge their contributions to the Tech Venture Challenge.

$50,000 cash grand prize; training and mentorship for top 10 ten finalists; ongoing support, post-competition, for top 10.
Mariner $5000.00 cash prize for second place
Mercan
$1500.00 cash prize and co-sponsor for third place
Affinity $1500.00 cash prize and co-sponsor for third place
$6000 in-kind professional services for Grand prize winner;  $3000 in-kind professional services for 2nd place winner;  $2000 in-kind professional services for 3rd place winner.
Up to 200 square feet of office space, internet access up to 10 megabits per second; a non-reserved parking pass for one year (subject to approvals and availability); networking opportunities and introductions to other companies in the park to stimulate collaboration, valued at over $10,000.

$4000 cash and signature sponsor for ‘Top 3 Pitch Finale’; 

$2400 in-kind for a Business Deposit account "BDA" free for 12 months for 10 finalists who take their business idea through to commercialization;    $1230 in-kind for the Top 3 finalists: in addition to the free BDA, 12 months free access to RBC Express electronic cash management Balance and Transaction reporting service.

GSA
$10,000 low interest loan for one Graduate Student (team) participating in TVC; selected by TVC judges according to competition criteria; specific repayment terms will be negotiated, depending on the start-up's business strategy.

If you are interested in being part of the sponsorship team, please contact Laurel Reich, 306-966-1465 for more information.

(Last updated on January 10, 2014