Top 10 finalists chosen for downtown Peterborough’s Win This Space competition

Grand prize valued at $40,000 includes a free year's lease of a downtown storefront

The top 10 finalists have been chosen for the 2019 Win This Space competition, which includes a free year's lease for a downtown Peterborough storefront. One of the finalists is musician and promoter David Searle, who wants to create a new multi-purpose arts venue that would be a community space during the day and an event space in the evening for local musicians. (Screen capture from application video)
The top 10 finalists have been chosen for the 2019 Win This Space competition, which includes a free year's lease for a downtown Peterborough storefront. One of the finalists is musician and promoter David Searle, who wants to create a new multi-purpose arts venue that would be a community space during the day and an event space in the evening for local musicians. (Screen capture from application video)

Ten finalists have been chosen for the 2019 Win This Space competition, with a chance to win a free year’s lease of a storefront in downtown Peterborough.

This is the third year of the competition, an initiative of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) in partnership with Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development, Community Futures Peterborough, and Shorelines Casino Peterborough.

The competition’s judges and sponsors met on Tuesday (November 27) at Providence at 131 Hunter Street West in downtown Peterborough to review all the application videos submitted (contestants were asked to submit a one to three minute video pitch).

Judges and sponsors of the 2019 Win This Space competition met on November 27, 2018 to review all the videos submitted by applicants and chose the top 10 finalists. The winner will be announced on March 5, 2019. Pictured is Terry Guiel, executive director of the Peterborough DBIA, which launched the initiative three years ago. (Photo: Peterborough DBIA)
Judges and sponsors of the 2019 Win This Space competition met on November 27, 2018 to review all the videos submitted by applicants and chose the top 10 finalists. The winner will be announced on March 5, 2019. Pictured is Terry Guiel, executive director of the Peterborough DBIA, which launched the initiative three years ago. (Photo: Peterborough DBIA)

In no particular order, the 10 finalists are Mink Magic, Knook and Cranny, The Rabbit Hole, Cozy Home; Designs by Lacey, The Food Shop, Statement House, Sustain, Sweat Happy Wellness, Moloko, and Studio Pineo.

Before the winner is announced on March 5, 2019 at The Venue in downtown Peterborough, the finalists will go through a series of workshops on building business plans, creating marketing plans, and learning financial forecasting.

The winner will also receive a grand prize package, valued at more than $40,000, that includes a free lease for a year of an available downtown space of the winner’s choosing, as well as thousands of dollars in donated prizes of office and computer supplies, marketing and financial services, and advertising and promotion.

Here are the application videos submitted by the 10 finalists:

Mink Magic

Knook and Cranny

The Rabbit Hole

Cozy Home; Designs by Lacey

The Food Shop

Statement House

Sustain

Sweat Happy Wellness

Moloko

Studio Pineo

Sponsors of the 2018 Win This Space competition are:

  • Monthly Adopters: Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area, Community Futures Peterborough, Peterborough Community Savings, Ashburnham Realty, Shorelines Casino Peterborough, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development, Inclusive Advisory, and Transit One
  • Gold Sponsors: StudioPTBO, WCKD, Birchview Design, LETT Architects, NV Media, Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Sofie Andreou & Associates, Ontario Carpet Supermart, Red X Technologies, and Inclusive Advisory
  • Silver Sponsors: Publican House Brewery, MossWorks Photography, Women’s Business Network of Peterborough, Marketing.Ink, Brant Basics, and Commercial Press and Design
  • Media Sponsors: Moving Media, Oldies 96.7, 90.5 Extra, Snapd Peterborough, KawarthaNOW, The Wolf 101.5, Global Peterborough, Fresh Radio 100.5, PTBOCanada, Peterborough This Week, and Peterborough Examiner

For more information, visit winthisspace.com.

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