Applications are now open. Click HERE to apply. 

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About the Launch Me Competition

The Launch Me Competition provides aspiring entrepreneurs with the opportunity to develop and pitch their business ideas for an opportunity to potentially win a portion of $25,000 in funding and resources to support the startup. 

The Launch Me Competition will have an additional prize of $5,000 sponsored by IGNITE. The Launch Me IGNITE prize of $5,000 will be awarded to a student whose business exemplifies advocacy in line with IGNITE’s mission: 

"You are a force to be reckoned with. Destined for greatness. And IGNITE exists solely as the catalyst to unleash your potential on the world. Helping you create and shape the life you aspire to. IGNITE creates room for ideas, conversations and connections. " To learn about IGNITE’s vision and offerings, please visit

Launch Me Competition 2020-2021 Information

Launch Me Competition Rules 

Launch Me Competition Business Plan Rubric

* Launch Me Competition Application and Business Plan are due on Monday January 25th, 2021 at 12:00pm (noon) through our application portal. The application portal will open the first week of January 2021. 


Launch Me Competition 2019-2020 Winners

Sana Sapra- Hariyali by Folklore 


Our Product is a Recycle Garment created out of Waste Fabric and discarded trims of Fast Fashion high Volume Garment Manufacturing and Exporting company. This is in line with our business concept of " Fashion with a purpose" by Reuse and Recreate so that we recycle to meet the challenges of Fashion Industry.

To innovate Fashion business and reduce the footprints of Fashion Waste we intend to increase the usage cycle of garments by the introduction of "Fashion Rentals" at affordable price thereby expanding the target consumer segment who can rapidly change styles and designs of their garments but avoid discard as they will not own the product.

Julie Alsayed & Samantha Beauchamp- The Bond Company


Meaningful and personalized jewelry that serves as a reminder to stay focused and accountable toward your dreams and goals. Each piece of jewelry represents a personal goal or value that the owner wishes to remain bonded to.

Victor Armenta- Mexskeletons


Mexskeletons is a company with a mission to export handmade artistic creations of Mexican traditions and culture to the world. We are committed to recognize the work of a community of young Mexican artists. We view ourselves simply as a link between a community of artisans in Mexico and the world of people who love Mexican culture. We aim to become an international symbol of Mexican art bringing a small piece of Mexican tradition to Toronto.

Emmanuella Oladokun- Collaborr


A web platform that enable fashion entrepreneurs to connects and collaborate. We plan to create a competitive advantage for small fashion brands in the fashion brands in Toronto. Our objectives is to save costs for small fashion brands through collaboration.


Thomas Durham- Mango Digital


Mango Digital is a Digital Marketing Agency that provides digital marketing services to consumer health service SMB’s within the Burlington-Hamilton-Oakville area. Our services are rooted in a commitment to strategy, effective communication, and tech innovation. We provide the following services (additional revenues come from affiliate programs); Marketing strategy, PPC Ad Management, Website Development, Search Engine Optimization, Google Analytics & Adwords Management, Content Creation & Content Marketing, Email Marketing, Social Media Management, Influencer Marketing and Print Marketing

Gabriel Attairu- Automoons Limited


AUTOMOONS's is an online classified advertising service, that operates as a digital solutions built to help used vehicles dealers and private sellers in our local communities, to sell more vehicles each day. Founded in 2018, AUTOMOONS's mission is to revolutionize the way used, new cars are sold locally in Canada. We offer an efficient and reliable way to car dealers and owners to sell and lease their cars at the best price.