NewGrow is a new program aimed at supporting new and existing businesses in the Brooks Region. Providing funding will break down barriers and stimulate business growth in our region, hopefully leading towards better business retention and expansion.
The NewGrow program gives community entrepreneurs and innovators the opportunity to start up or expand a business or create a new product, service or invention through a business plan and public pitch competition. All participants who take part in NewGrow will have a chance to receive an award package including up to $10,000 in funding plus valuable business services, promotions and mentorship.
NOTE: PARTICIPATION IN NEWGROW DOES NOT ASSURE ANY AWARD OF CASH, GRANTS OR MENTORSHIP
You can propose any type of business, new product/service or business expansion/enhancement, as long as it meets a few simple requirements as listed in the NewGrow Program Parameters.
Prior to submitting your application, you are encouraged to work with a member of the regional Economic Development Team. You will submit your business/project plan to the regional Economic Development Team, where it will be reviewed for project feasibility. If your project is assessed as feasible, you will be invited to make a five minute presentation to a panel of judges at the NewGrow Pitch Night held on Friday, December 7th, 2018.
To review the Program Parameters for NewGrow, click here.
To access the NewGrow Application Form, click here.
The deadline to submit your application is November 30, 2018 by 4:30 p.m.
For more information about NewGrow or to speak to a member of the Economic Development Team, call 403-362-3333 or visit us at City Hall.
NewGrow is brought to you by the regional Economic Development Team which is overseen by a Joint Services Committee comprised of elected officials from all municipalities in the Brooks Region.