Bears’ Lair Grand Finale

Bears’ Lair Grand Finale

Join us at The Venue on April 25th for the Grand Finale of our 2017 Bears’ Lair Entrepreneurial Competition! Six finalists have been selected to pitch their businesses to a panel of judges. This year finalists are competing for over $45,000 in cash and business support services, kindly donated by our 2017 sponsors.



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Three of the finalists are innovation-based businesses, and the other three finalists have a focus on Goods and Services.

The 2017 Innovation Stream finalists are Dock HitchHinge, Lab Improvements, and Mont Pellier for the Innovation Stream.

The finalists for the Goods & Services Stream include That Dam Tea (TreeWell Limited), Loch, and Ship Shape Service.

The finale event will expose the finalists to a cross-examination, challenging questions and feedback by the judges before a live audience at The Venue. The selected finalists’ presentations will be scored based on innovation, commercialization, diversification, business plan quality and the benefit to the local economy, and two final 2017 winners will be selected.


PRESENTING SPONSORS: Peterborough Economic Development, Community Futures Peterborough, Peterborough Region Angel Network, Innovation Cluster, Mega Brand Experience, Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce

PLATINUM SPONSORS: Savino Human Resource Partners, Workforce Development Board, Impact Communications

GOLD SPONSORS: Part Time CFO, Red X Technology, Fox Law, Kawartha Now, Prima IP

SILVER SPONSORS: Marketing Ink, Best Write Communications, Diatom, Sofie Andreou Associates, Cody & James

BRONZE SPONSORS: The Protectors Group, Shaw Computer Systems, TCB Office Furniture, Moss Works Photography, Women’s Business Network, Fast Start

MEDIA SPONSORS: 101.5 The Wolf, Chex Television Peterborough, 100.5 Fresh Radio, Ptbo Canada

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