FAQs

Your questions, answered. Please review our FAQ’s before entering the contest.

FAQs

Your questions, answered. Please review our FAQ’s before entering the contest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your questions, answered. Please review our FAQ’s before entering the contest.

This is your moment!

Make your pitch! Make an impact! Entries may be provided via upload in the format of your choice. Show us why we should choose you!

Muskoka 4.0 Frequently Asked Questions

  • A: We are a not for profit business development organization. Our vision is to participate in creating an innovative economy and to stimulate job growth; enticing future generations to build their careers in Muskoka. We help businesses thrive by providing advice to, and investment in, businesses in Muskoka.

  • A: No. Muskoka Futures is making an equity investment in the company that is chosen as the winner of the contest. Muskoka Futures will have an ownership stake in the company.

  • A: The winning entry will be expected to have a quantifiable economic impact in the District of Muskoka, this could be in the form of job creation, new industry, positively impacting an existing industry etc.

  • A: The company’s product or service can adapt and grow nationally and/or internationally.

  • A: Who are the founders and what are their skills and experiences that will make the company successful.

  • A: No, however your business must be able to demonstrate quantifiable economic impact in Muskoka (refer to Q3).

  • A: Yes, however your business must be able to demonstrate quantifiable economic impact in Muskoka (refer to Q3).

  • A: A draft Term Sheet will be provided, followed by an interview with principals. Following the interview process those who qualify will proceed to the due diligence phase of the competition.

  • A: Muskoka Futures has engaged a consultant at its own expense to provide due diligence.

  • A: You will be contacted by the consultant to provide relevant documentation and information to validate your business idea, product or service and market.

  • A: The selection committee is made up of members of Muskoka Futures staff and Board of Directors and a representative from Ontario Centres of Excellence.

  • A: An in person meeting will take place at which time you will deliver a practice pitch and field questions from the selection committee to prepare you for the final event.

Questions? Let’s talk.

Contact Us

Muskoka Futures

(705) 646-9511
info@muskoka4point0.ca

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