N100 Evolution Has Arrived.
Apply by July 13 for our $250,000 Technology Startup Competition.
Welcome to N100 Evolution
Northumberland, Ontario, Canada’s biennial open invitational
$250,000 technology startup competition.
What is N100?
Northumberland, Ontario, Canada’s annual open invitational and biennial $250,000 technology startup competition.
New this year: we’ve taken the competition from $100,000 to $250,000. We’re officially biennial. N100 is at Venture13 in Cobourg. CCO Productions is sponsoring a $2,500 N100 Audience Choice – Best Pitch Award. And the intrepid Ji Ke from HAX has joined our corps of N100 Advisors.
Call goes out May 17. Apply by July 13. Top 8 Semi-Finalists compete in the N100 Pitch Contest September 13. Top 3 Finalists present investment proposals October 17. Winner(s) announced in November.
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.
Compete to secure up to $250,000 in the form of the N100 convertible note and position your startup for follow-on investment. Get your company onto a solid venture capital track with N100 Evolution.
Finalists receive free one-year software licenses from our official sponsors: MathWorks (MATLAB, Simulink and all other products with full technical support) and Budgeto (easy to use budgeting software for startups).
Gain valuable insight and feedback from the N100 Power Panel and Advisors and from Northumberland CFDC.
Hone your pitch and investment proposal at N100 Pitch School with DeltaV, the Impact Centre and our N100 Advisors, and advance your business through a competitive gauntlet.
You could take home a special $2,500 cash prize with the Audience Choice – Best Pitch Award, new this year and sponsored by CCO Productions.
Join us at the Venture13 in Cobourg and take advantage of everything Northumberland CFDC and our community has to offer, including: fibre connection, 24/7 secure access, a fully-equipped MakerLab and collaborative workspace in the V13 VentureZone.
Benefit from concurrent entrepreneurial development along the way from Northumberland CFDC, the Impact Centre, Spark Centre, DeltaV and Two Rings Media, our N100 Advisors the N100 Power Panel—whether you ultimately win or not.
The Town of Cobourg and Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation (Northumberland CFDC) today officially opened the doors of Venture13 (V13), Eastern Ontario’s newest innovation and entrepreneurship centre.read more
All are invited to the Grand Opening of N100’s permanent new home at Venture13, 739 D’Arcy St. Cobourg, K9A 0H6 (across from the Cobourg Community Centre) on May 17, 2018, from 5-7 PM. With the Town of Cobourg and our innovation partners, we will be hosting V13 site tours and a community BBQ (donations will go towards Cornerstone Family Prevention Centre and Rebound Child & Youth Services).read more
Ever wondered what it would be like if isolated hardware startups with variable or partial engineering and production requirements invested in shared ownership and control of their own engineering lab with advanced equipment and custom manufacturing capabilities?read more
Contact John Hayden about N100
John is a member of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) and holds an Executive Certificate in Strategy & Innovation from MIT, where he participated in the Entrepreneurship Development Program in 2013. He holds a BA from the University of Toronto and a MA from the American University of Beirut. John was instrumental in devising and launching N100 and has judged other startup competitions including the Ontario Centres of Excellence Make Your Pitch student entrepreneurship challenge.
He currently works with over 30 early-stage companies across Southern Ontario as a Venture Catalyst with Northumberland CFDC’s N1M initiative (supported by FedDev Ontario) and was part of the Committee of the Town of Cobourg that successfully designed, developed and launched the all new “Venture13” technology centre in Cobourg (which includes a hardware MakerLab developed in partnership with Northumberland Makers).
Outside of the world of startups, John maintains a serious passion for back-country hiking. In 2015, he undertook an epic unsupported continuous traverse of Iceland and has plans for a similar expedition to the Caucasus in 2019 (keeping in shape with the 100 Mile Wilderness in Maine and other trails this year).
You can follow John on Twitter at @N100startups.