Got a brilliant business idea?

ThriveNorth Business Challenge is now accepting applications.

ThriveNorth Business Challenge is an open competition where young people (18-39) from the Northwest Region have an opportunity to submit unique business ideas that contribute to the thriving local economy.

Those selected as finalists will have the opportunity to strengthen their business skills, attend specialized training sessions, receive business mentoring and have a chance to win up to $10,000 in a cash prize.

“Whether it’s a new business, a new social enterprise or growing an existing business, the ThriveNorth Business Challenge is an amazing opportunity for young people with the desire to start and run their own businesses,” said Lisa Mueller, community business development coordinator for Futurpreneur Canada.

The program was created by Futurpreneur Canada, a non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners.

The deadline for business challenge applicants is Feb. 6, 2015.

Once the application is received, program organizers will review the application and follow-up with stage two questions. Both stage one and stage two questions need to be completed and submitted by Feb. 6, 2015.

In order to apply for the ThriveNorth Business Challenge, visit

For more information, contact Lisa Mueller at 250-639-4633.