Cubs’ Lair Entrepreneurship Competition 2023: Your Launchpad to Success

You have a game-changing business idea but need the resources and connections to bring it to life, right? This is the stage for you to break through!

Join the Cubs’ Lair Entrepreneurship Competition on Thursday, November 30th, from 6-8:30 pm at Erben Restaurant in Peterborough. 

Hosted by the Innovation Cluster.


Who’s It For?

You: A passionate entrepreneur in the Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes region with an innovative business idea.

Cubs' Lair

What's In It For You?

This is not another run-of-the-mill pitch contest. It’s a platform for you to get real-world feedback, secure initial funding, and connect with influential community investors who can help your idea take flight.

Important Deadlines

  • Applications Close: November 3rd
  • Shortlist Announced: November 7th
  • Pitch Workshop: November 14th
  • Feedback and Practice: November 21st
  • ExIR Feedback Session: November 28th

Why Take the Plunge?

  • Seed Money: Cash prizes to fund your early-stage venture.
    • 1st Place: $3,000
    • 2nd Place: $1,500
    • 3rd Place: $500
  • Expert Feedback: Gain insights from people who’ve been where you are and succeeded.
  • Networking: Build meaningful relationships that could open doors for you down the line.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be in the region of Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes.
  • Must have a passion for entrepreneurship.
  • Must have an innovative business.
  • Must have a business plan.
  • Must be working in an active business (MVP preferred).

How to Jump In?

Ready to push past your hurdles? Click the link below and fill out the short application form. Hurry, the clock is ticking!

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A huge shoutout to Erben Restaurant and Futurpreneur for sponsoring this year’s competition. Their commitment fuels the fire for the next wave of entrepreneurial talent.

What if I Don’t Make It?

Even if you don’t advance to the finals, this is a starting line, not a finish line. The experience, advice, and connections you’ll gain at the event will fuel your entrepreneurial journey moving forward.


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