Kitimat Business Builders Competition

How would you invest $5,000 to expand your business?

The Kitimat Business Builders Competition is a Dragon’s Den style competition for interested businesses within Kitimat and Kitimaat Village. Participating businesses are welcome to pitch their business expansion ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $5,000, $3,000 or $2,000 towards their entrepreneurial dreams. 


  • Entrants must be age 19 or older at time of entry
  • Participating business must have an active District of Kitimat business licence
  • Participating businesses must be located within the District of Kitimat or Kitimaat Village
  • Participating business must have been operating for at least 1 year
  • Participating businesses must have attended at least four workshops from the Kitimat Business Bootcamp

Competition entry deadline is June 15th, 2023. Interested businesses are welcome to submit their proposals to before the competition for the panel of judges to review. Proposals can be submitted in the following formats: pdf (1-5 pages), PowerPoint presentation (1-5 slides) or video format (2 minute maximum length). Business will be allotted 5 minutes to pitch their ideas and 5 minutes to receive feedback from the judges. The panel of judges will assess all pitches. Winners will be announced at the end of the day.

*please note that the dress code for this competition is business or business casual

Project Sponsors

This program is made possible thanks to sponsorship from LNG Canada and Rio Tinto.

Questions about the workshops or contest? Please email us at

Kitimat Business Builders Competition
The Kitimat Chamber of Commerce
  • Mon. – Fri. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Sat. – Sun. Closed
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