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The Manitoba High School New Venture Championships is open to all high school students in Manitoba. Schools are not limited to the number of business plans they can submit.




1st Place: $2,000 education award per student
2nd Place: $1,000 education award per student
3rd Place: $500 education award per student
4th Place: $250 education award per student


Best Idea Pitch: $500 per group
Best Trade Show: $500 per group
Best Logo: $500 per group
Best School: $1,000 per group and trophy

Important Deadlines

  • Applications and Executive Summaries due:
    Friday, April 20, 2018 
  • Teams advised of acceptance:
    Monday, May 4, 2018
  • Business Plans due:
    Friday, May 18, 2018


Contact our Program Coordinator, Amy Briscoe, at amy.briscoe@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-8635. 


"We enjoyed our experience and learned a lot about entrepreneurship and investment pitching. We are excited to use the scholarships we won in competition once we have finished high school, as well as continuing in our business venture in creating henna art." 
Henna Maharani: Sara Anderson & Deep Thind

"It was a great experience. We learned that we have to be very well spoken and very clear on what our business is about, and that you might never meet expectations if you never work towards them." 
– Frosty Flavours: Keith Dixon, Lucas Aleksandrowicz, Victor Potashnik
"The competition was such a wonderful opportunity for the students. For some, they said it changed their whole life plan!"
– Jane Bachart, Teacher