Leamington Announces Reinvent This Space Competition

Thursday June 6th, 2019

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Leamington is looking to take the revitalization of uptown to the next level by inviting local entrepreneurs to submit their business ideas for a chance to win a $15,000 grant to help them start their business.

The Reinvent This Space challenges entrepreneurs to submit an idea for how their business would reinvent a vacant storefront in Uptown Leamington.

Mayor Hilda MacDonald and a panel of local business leaders will review proposals and select a shortlist of finalists. The finalists will receive in-depth mentoring and support by local business leaders to help develop their business plans. Finalists will then make a final pitch to the panel, before the panel awards an up to $15,000 grant to the winner.

The Reinvent This Space grant will be used to support the new entrepreneur by providing rent for 12 months to a vacant space in Uptown Leamington.

“There are so many great ideas and potential entrepreneurs in our community,” said Mayor Hilda Macdonald. “The Municipality is proud to launch a program that will support potential entrepreneurs and help us achieve our goal of reinventing Leamington’s Uptown. I think we are going to see a lot of really exciting ideas come out of this competition.”

Applications for the Reinvent This Space program will open in early July 2019.

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