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Tuesday, 18 March 2014 00:00

It’s time to submit your 2014 business plan for LiON’S LAIR! Submissions are open until April 30, so you have time to perfect your plan! For an idea on what your business plan should include, click here!

If you think you need a bit of help tweaking your business plan come to our Pre-Submission Workshop on Wednesday, April 2 from 6pm to 9pm. During this session we will be discussing the LiON’S LAIR process, submission through selection, to finalist training, filming, and finally the big event! We want to make sure that you’re fully prepared for the LiON’S LAIR competition!

For more information or to register for the workshop visit: https://llworkshop2014.eventbrite.ca

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Click here to apply now!

Thursday, 20 February 2014 16:12

If you are interested in applying for the 2014 LiON'S LAIR Investment Forum complete this form and you'll receive a reminder when submissions open:

https://innovationfactory.wufoo.com/forms/lions-lair-2014/

Friday, 11 October 2013 18:38

Last night the Hamilton business community gathered together at Carmen's Banquet Centre to celebrate entrepreneurship in Hamilton!

First and foremost, thank you to everyone who came out to the LiON'S LAIR 2013 Awards Gala. The night showcased the entrepreneurial community in Hamilton and the passion this community holds. The support that was received was overwhelming, thank you!

Congratulations to all 10 finalists on your accomplishments! LiON'S LAIR takes a great deal of effort and time, we wish you all the best and are here to support you!

Last night, $152,000 was awarded to four entrepreneurial companies:

Walkbug was awarded a $7,000 leadership and team dynamics coaching package from Communica.

Trend Trunk received an investment of $27,000: $10,000 of strategic planning services from Value Solutions, $12,000 of search engine optimization provided by KKT Interactive, and $5,000 in cash provided by First Ontario Credit Union, McMaster Innovation Park, Mohawk College, RBC, The Canadian Digital Media Network and Cogeco/Cable 14.

The second place winner, Schopf Innovations (inventor of the Wedgie), received $10,000 cash from First Ontario Credit Union, McMaster Innovation Park, Mohawk College, RBC, The Canadian Digital Media Network and Cogeco/Cable 14, $15,000 in accounting services from KPMG, $10,000 in web and tech development from factor[e] design initiative, and a $10,000 brand development package from Kitestring Creative Branding Inc, totaling $42,000!

RZR Skate Blades was named the grand prize winner and was awarded a prize package totaling $63,000: $25,000 in legal services from Gowlings, $10,000 in accounting services from KPMG, $3000 in team dynamics training from Communica, $10,000 video production services from Double Barrel Studios, and $15,000 in cash from First Ontario Credit Union, McMaster Innovation Park, Mohawk College, RBC, The Canadian Digitial Media Network and Cogeco/Cable 14.

Thank you so much to all of our prize partners, this event would not be possible without your support. A big thank you goes out to our business development partners: the Small Business Enterprise Centre, Hamilton Economic Development, Canadian Business Ontario, and the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, for your ongoing support.

Congratulations to the winners and we hope to see all of you next year at LiON'S LAIR 2014!

Thursday, 13 March 2014 16:00

Stay tuned to see who our 2014 finalits will be!

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This years' LiON'S LAIR Gala will be held on October 2, 2014. Tickets will go onsale in early July. Keep checking back for more details.

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