Win This Space

Top 10 Win This Space Contestants

The top 10 Win This Space finalists have been selected for a chance to win a free downtown storefront for a year.

Judges and sponsors met Nov. 27 at Providence at 131 Hunter Street West to go through all the application videos submitted. Contestants were asked to submit a 1 to 3 minute video pitch which the judges would use to help select the finalists.

The 10 finalists will go through a series of workshops on building business plans, creating marketing plans and financial forecasting.

The winner will be announced March 5 at The Venue and will then choose which downtown space they would like to open in. The prize package includes not only a free lease to a downtown storefront for a year, but also thousands of dollars in donated prizes including office and computer supplies, marketing and financial services, and advertising and promotion. This year’s grand prize is valued at more than $40,000.

The Win This Space competition is a Peterborough DBIA initiative in partnership with Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development, Community Futures Peterborough and Shorelines Casino Peterborough.

“Every year there are so many interesting submissions for some really innovative businesses,” says Terry Guiel, Executive Director of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area. “It’s encouraging to see so much excitement from the next generation of entrepreneurs to open a business here in downtown Peterborough.”

The 10 finalists (in no particular order)

• Mink Magic

• Knook and Cranny

• The Rabbit Hole

• Cozy Home; Designs by Lacey

• The Food Shop

• Statement House

• Sustain

• Sweat Happy Wellness

• Moloko

• Studio Pineo


Thanks to everyone who put their time and interesting ideas into submissions for Win This Space.

Win This Space would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors:

Monthly Adopters

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

  • The Publican House Brewery
  • MossWorks Photography
  • Women’s Business Network of Peterborough
  • Marketing.Ink
  • Brant Basics
  • Studio-N
  • Commercial Press and Design

Media Sponsors

  • Moving Media
  • Oldies 96.7
  • 90.5 Extra
  • Snapd Peterborough
  • KawarthaNOW
  • The Wolf 101.5
  • Global Peterborough
  • Fresh Radio 100.5
  • PTBOCanada
  • Peterborough This Week
  • Peterborough Examiner

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