The W. Brett Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Saskatchewan wants to know who has a winning business idea that would impress the likes of Brett Wilson.
More than $80,000 in cash and startup services will be awarded to U of S students through the i3 Idea Challenge.
The i3 Idea Challenge is hosted by the Wilson Centre - an educational institution promoting innovation and
entrepreneurship - along with sponsors including Enterprise Saskatchewan and KPMG Enterprises.
"There are so many talented, aspiring young entrepreneurs at the university, and we want to give them the resources to get their ideas up and running," says Stephanie Yong, director of the Wilson Centre.
During the past three years the i3 Idea Challenge has helped create 14 new business ventures and has awarded over $300,000 in cash and startup services to outstanding teams of student entrepreneurs.
Past competitors include 3twenty Solutions, a company that converts old shipping containers into modular workforce housing, and Neechie Gear, a clothing company which supports the development of aboriginal youth-based sports teams.
The i3 Idea Challenge is open to all U of S students. In order to participate, students are asked to submit a three-page summary of their business idea and a three-minute video pitch to the Wilson Centre by April 27.
This year's top three winners will receive prizes including $10,000, mentorship, office space and other business startup services such as legal assistance, strategic planning, accounting assistance, web design, graphic design and printing.