SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Eleven contestants with ideas to start or expand a business or launch a new product or service, have signed up for the 2018 edition of the Dragons' Contest, hosted by RDÉE Prince Edward Island.
Dragons' contest co-ordinator, Velma Robichaud, recently accepted a major sponsorship commitment from Collège de l'Île president Donald DesRoches. The college is hosting part of the training day, at a donated cost of $470 per participant.
The 11 projects range from food services and transportation of goods to the production of health products and the delivery of health services, as well as agricultural production and virtual reality gaming.
One of the projects will win the $10,000 prize during the finals, slated for March 17 at 5 p.m. at the Centre Belle-Alliance in Summerside.
Before then, all contestants will receive training and, on Feb. 24, pitch their project to a provincial panel of "dragons". These judges select the top three for the finals. The winner will be announced during the Entrepreneurs' Gala March 17.