found on the Ontario Gov Site: http://www.sbe.gov.on.ca/ontcan/sbe/en/ ... omp_en.jsp
An opportunity for Ontario high school students to create a business plan and compete with their peers throughout the province for cash awards.
How we can help students:
MSBE, in partnership with the network of Small Business Enterprise Centres, has celebrated the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of Ontario's high school students with the Ontario Secondary School Business Plan Competition. The competition is open to all high school students in Ontario.
How Does It Work?
Students must first compete at a local business plan competition organized by a Small Business Enterprise Centre in their area.
The winner of each local competition becomes a Finalist in Northern Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Western Ontario or Central Ontario, depending on their location. The winner from each region will then compete for a placement at the Provincial level.
All finalists are honoured at an annual awards banquet where the Regional and Provincial winners are announced.
What Type of Plan Can be Entered?
Business ideas can range from the highly technical to the creative arts and everything in between. All we ask is for an original idea. In the past, many of the plans have not only shown creativity, but were truly implementable.
A Business Plan Guide is available for use by both students and teachers.
Plans are judged by independent judging panels consisting of among others, educators, business professionals, bankers and successful young entrepreneurs.
I’m interested, how do I find out more?
You can contact a Small Business Enterprise Centre near you to find out about a local competition in your area.
For more information, you can also contact Youth Partnerships, Entrepreneurship Branch by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org