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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?

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Compete to secure a $100,000 convertible note and position your startup for follow-on investment.
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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.
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Develop a presence in a metro-adjacent region with high quality of life and take advantage of our business incubator, IDEAHUB.
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Hone your pitch and investment proposal and advance your business through a competitive gauntlet.
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Finalists get free one-year software licenses (MATLAB and Simulink) with full technical support
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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).
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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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Qoints wins N100

The official winner of Northumberland’s third annual N100 Startup Competition is Qoints: a startup that allows brand marketers to compare the results of their digital campaigns against their competition in real time and gain actionable intelligence from the data they collect.

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Investment Presentations from the N100 Top 3

The Top 3 startups in this year’s N100 Startup Competition made full investment proposal presentations to the Board of Directors of Northumberland CFDC in Cobourg yesterday. Blancride, Qoints and Sound Options passed through an intensive competitive down-selection to... read more

Blancride, Qoints, Sound Options move on to the N100 Top 3

The Investment Committee of the Board of Directors met today in Cobourg to select the Top 3 startups in the third annual N100 Startup Competition. The Committee based their decision on the strength of business plans submitted to Northumberland CFDC. After much... read more
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Qoints is the official winner of N100 2015!
Congratulations to Cory Rosenfield and his team.
And thank you to all of our amazing competitors.