This week we had the pleasure of attending Georgian College’s, Georgian Den. This event took place on Wednesday, April 24th in the Automotive Building at the College. There were over 64 groups of students presenting their business ideas! It was so great to see all the young entrepreneurs in the making. With business ideas from clothing wear, innovative technology projects to specialized Indian Cuisine grocery stores, there is no doubt about the amount of talent these Georgian College students have.

The students had two rounds of judging, the first determined the final 6 that would be invited to present their ideas in front of the Georgian Bears. The Bears (judges) were a team of local, successful business leaders from the Barrie and Surrounding Areas. Much similar to the popular TV show Dragon’s Den, the students pitched their ideas to the Bears and were then judged based on their product/service idea and questioned about logistics, financial and business plans.

The competition was high, but the judges were able to select three finalists:

1. Greenside
2. Sweet as Pie
3. The Balance Box

Congratulations to these students as well as all the students who participated in this event! We cannot wait to see what your future holds.