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Enter the Den

Enter the Den High School Business Plan Competition

Enter the Den is a business plan contest for Thunder Bay high school students inspired by the popular Canadian TV show, the Dragon’s Den. It is a is a gentler version of the format with practical feedback to all participants. 

Three cash prizes are awarded to students with good business ideas that have been researched, presented, and well defended in front of our panel of 'Dragons' consisting of successful local entrepreneurs.  Both written and verbal presentations are required and the students follow the format of a business plan in developing their business idea.

This contest offers encouragement and support to all students along the way and a number of resources and supports will be available to assist students wishing to enter the contest, including  tips on writing your business plan, in-class, community workshops, and marketing and financial information.

Students do not have to start the business - the goal is to learn what is involved in starting a business and realizing that entrepreneurship can be a career choice!  


Enter the Den (ETD)

Click below to download the ETD Business Idea Form

> Word and pdf file formats are available here <


ETD Dates to remember for the 2019 Competition are:

Business Idea Deadline:

March 27, 2019


Semi-Finalist Competition:

April 16 & 17th, 2019


Finalist Competition:

May 8, 2019



To learn more about the contest, and see photo galleries from the past years

click here >


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