The Third Annual $100,000 N100 Startup Competition

Stories about startups who got onto the venture capital track with N100:


What is N100?

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

How does it work?

Call goes out January 21, apply by March 8. 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.
Interact directly with our amazing N100 Power Panel: Partner at Cycle Capital Shirley Speakman, NRC Industrial Technology Advisor Pauleen Walsh, Co-Founder and CEO of Real Tech, Jodi Glover, MIT Venture Catalyst David Shrier, UOIT Executive-in-Residence David Pamenter, NACO Director and serial entrepreneur Blake Witkin, and pioneering Canadian digital entrepreneur Paul Godin.
Develop a presence in a metro-adjacent region with high quality of life and take advantage of our business incubator, IDEAHUB.
Hone your pitch and investment proposal and advance your business through a competitive gauntlet.
Finalists get free one-year software licenses (MATLAB and Simulink) with full technical support
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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Announcing N100 Finalists

We are pleased to announce the official list of Finalists for our Third Annual $100,000 N100 Startup Competition! Here are the startups in alphabetical order: Blanclink Carpooling. Evolved. Ckure Mobile Roadside assistance with a single tap. DexLabs Gaming hardware... read more

Notice: Change to Official Rules

N100 Pitch School dates have been changed to: April 24 and May 1 (at the Ganarska Forest Centre) and May 5 (at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope) And the N100 Pitch Contest live event has been changed to: May 6. Please see changes reflect in the... read more

N100 Application Period Now Closed

Wow. I’d like to thank all of the amazing startups who applied for #N1002015 as of our official deadline of March 8 at midnight. We are very impressed with the calibre of applicants and we wish everyone the best of luck! Next Steps The N100 Power Panel will... read more
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The application period for N100 2015 is now closed.
Good luck to everyone who applied!