Qoints N100 Startup BBQ

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Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation

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Spark Centre

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What is N100?

Northumberland, Ontario, Canada’s annual $100,000 startup competition.

How does it work?

Call goes out January 28, apply by March 6. Competitive down selection through 3 Rounds: The Pitch, Business Planning and Negotiation. Winner announced in July.

Who should compete?

Founder teams that get things done, high growth potential and technology-driven enterprises that will have a presence and impact in Northumberland.

Why N100?


Compete to secure a $100,000 convertible note and position your startup for follow-on investment.


Finalists receive free one-year software licenses from our official sponsor, MathWorks (such as MATLAB and Simulink) with full technical support.


Gain valuable insight and feedback from the N100 Power Panel and Northumberland CFDC Investment Committee.


Hone your pitch and investment proposal and advance your business through a competitive gauntlet.


Take advantage of focused local partnership advantages in Northumberland (such as engineering, prototyping, manufacturing, high quality and competitively priced media and design talent, access to professional support and strategy services) while maintaining proximity to Toronto (just over an hour from Port Hope and Cobourg).


Benefit from concurrent entrepreneurial development and training along the way, from Northumberland CFDC and Spark Centre—whether you ultimately win or not.

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Scenes from our 2016 Pitch Night


PinPress Wins N100 2016

Today, PinPress has officially won the fourth annual N100 Startup Competition, securing $100,000 in early-stage investment from Northumberland CFDC.

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5 Advance to Round 2 of N100 2016

We can’t say enough about the amazing caliber of the competitors tonight. It is very difficult to see just 5 advance and yet that is the competitive nature of the competition.

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