i3 Idea Challenge

Annual i3 Idea Challenge Business Competition Takes a New Twist

Saskatoon, SK- Saskatchewan entrepreneurs and idea generators are one step closer to turning their ideas into reality through the 2016 i3 Idea Challenge, a business idea competition hosted annually by the Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Saskatchewan. In this competition, $16,000 cash was awarded to the winners of four Startup categories: Most Promising Tech Startup, Most Promising Social and environmental Venture, Most Promising Startup and a People’s Choice Award.

The annual business competition took on a different look this year incorporating different categories for winners, says Stephanie Yong, Director of the Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurship. Yong says that the change of direction goes hand in hand with the recent expansion of the Wilson Centre. The expansion involves a 4,200 square foot Ideas Lab at Innovation Place at the University of Saskatchewan, providing workshops, programming, lab sessions and curriculum development with design thinking and ideation.

The competition called for early stage Startups to submit a three page concept summary of their business, a completed business model canvas and a three minute video pitch. 

To date, the i3 Idea Challenge has helped create over twenty five new business ventures and has awarded over $350,000 to early stage entrepreneurs. 2015 i3 winner, TrueVation Technologies Inc., is currently in a New York Business Accelerator.

For more information, please contact:
Page Beaton, Program Coordinator
Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurship
129, 116 Research Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Phone: (306) 966-8675
Email: page.beaton@usask.ca