The Hawks' Nest is an opportunity to garner cash investments and to promote your business throughout the region. As an entrepreneur, you will have the opportunity to pitch your business ideas in an attempt to secure financial support from local investors, (the Hawks).
Prior to submitting applications, entrepreneurs will receive assistance with preparing business plans and FREE training sessions that include how to prepare their pitch to the Hawks.
CALL OUT TO NEW AND EXISTING ENTREPRENEURS!! TRAINING SESSIONS START IN SEPTEMBER!
If you are an existing business or thinking of starting a new business, sign up for one of these FREE business plan training sessions to be held in the following locations:
Owen Sound Y Employment Services, Owen Sound: Friday, September 8th, 2017
Launch It Minto, Harriston: Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
Lake Huron Learning Centre, Kincardine: Friday, September 22nd, 2017
The Walkerton Legion, Walkerton: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
DON'T WAIT, SPACES ARE LIMITED!!
Watch the video of last year's event at the Kincardine Pavilion below!
Mark your calendars for the next Hawks' Nest event, which will be held on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located between Walkerton and Mildmay. Highly sought-after business leaders acting as angel investors or "The Hawks", have committed to investing a minimum of $5,000 in one or more of the finalists!
Who will join our returning Hawks?
Stay tuned for further announcements!
Now seeking corporate sponsors to help make this event happen!
"Economic development is critical in keeping our community alive and vibrant."
Sponsorship of this event will demonstrate your support of the entrepreneurial spirit that is found within the catchment areas of the SEDC and the Bruce CFDC, and will ensure the success of local businesses and entrepreneurs. Be one of 10 Corporate sponsors that will be acknowledged throughout the event and in all promotional communications about the Hawks' Nest event. To become a sponsor, please contact SEDC or Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation in Kincardine.
Osprey Hawk: Corporate sponsors $2,500
For sponsorship at this level, you will receive: 4 Complimentary tickets to the event, your corporate logo prominently displayed at the event and on the Bruce and SEDC websites; and participating social media and community websites with links to your homepage; featured on event TV broadcast and event DVD recording....plus much more.
Golden Eagle: Gold sponsors $1,000
For sponsorship at this level, you will receive: 2 Complimentary tickets to the event; your corporate logo prominently displayed at the event; and on the Bruce and SEDC websites as well as on participating social media and community websites with links back to your homepage; featured on event TV broadcast and DVD recording of the event...plus much more.
Northern Goshawk: Silver sponsors $500
For sponsorship at this level, you will receive your company name displayed on the welcome sign at the event; your company featured on event TV broadcast and event DVD; and much more...
Red-Tailed Hawk: Bronze sponsors $250
For this level of sponsorship, you will receive your company logo featured in rotation with other sponsors during breaks at the event; your company logo featured in the event program, and much more...
(As a matter of interest, the hawks featured here are native to Grey, Bruce and Wellington North.)