A Dragon's-Den inspired event presented in partnership with
Save the date!
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
About the event:
The Hawks' Nest is an opportunity to garner cash investments and to promote your business throughout the region. As an entrepreneur, you will have the opportunity to pitch your business ideas in an attempt to secure financial support from local investors, (the Hawks).
Mark your calendars for the next Hawks' Nest event, which will be held on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located on Highway 9 between Walkerton and Mildmay. Highly sought-after business leaders acting as angel investors, (or "The Hawks"), each has committed to investing a minimum of $5,000 in one or more of the finalists!
Who will join our returning Hawks?
The SEDC and the Bruce CFDC are pleased to announce that Sandy Gott, Executive Vice-President of Ice River Springs in Feversham, is returning as the first Hawk for The Hawks' Nest; a "Dragon's Den"-inspired event. Welcome Back, Sandy!!!
See the full press release here.
The Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation (Bruce CFDC) and Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) are pleased to present Tony Solecki, President of Caframo Ltd. as a returning angel investor for the local Dragons’ Den-inspired competition “Hawks’ Nest”
The Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), and Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation (Bruce CFDC) are pleased to announce that Joel Koops, Vice-President of MSW Plastics in Palmerston, is a new angel investor for the local Hawks’ Nest, a “Dragons’ Den”- inspired competition.
Stay tuned for further announcements!
Now seeking corporate sponsors to help make this event happen!
"Economic development is critical in keeping our community alive and vibrant."
Sponsorship of this event will demonstrate your support of the entrepreneurial spirit that is found within the catchment areas of the SEDC and the Bruce CFDC, and will ensure the success of local businesses and entrepreneurs. Be one of 10 Corporate sponsors that will be acknowledged throughout the event and in all promotional communications about the Hawks' Nest event. To become a sponsor, please contact SEDC or Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation in Kincardine.
Our first corporate sponsor has been announced! Find out more in the press release below:
Osprey Hawk: Corporate sponsors $2,500
For sponsorship at this level, you will receive: 4 Complimentary tickets to the event, your corporate logo prominently displayed at the event and on the Bruce and SEDC websites; and participating social media and community websites with links to your homepage; featured on event TV broadcast and event DVD recording....plus much more.
Golden Eagle: Gold sponsors $1,000
For sponsorship at this level, you will receive: 2 Complimentary tickets to the event; your corporate logo prominently displayed at the event; and on the Bruce and SEDC websites as well as on participating social media and community websites with links back to your homepage; featured on event TV broadcast and DVD recording of the event...plus much more.
Northern Goshawk: Silver sponsors $500
For sponsorship at this level, you will receive your company name displayed on the welcome sign at the event; your company featured on event TV broadcast and event DVD; and much more...
Red-Tailed Hawk: Bronze sponsors $250
For this level of sponsorship, you will receive your company logo featured in rotation with other sponsors during breaks at the event; your company logo featured in the event program, and much more...
(As a matter of interest, the hawks featured here are native to Grey, Bruce and Wellington North.)
Watch the video of last year's event at the Kincardine Pavilion below!
2017 & 2018
- July 18, 2017 (It's Back!)
- Rules & Regulations for the Hawks' Nest Competition
- July 18, 2017 (Call Out to Entrepreneurs)
- January 16, 2018 (Sandy Gott returns as Hawk)
- January 31, 2018 (First Corporate Sponsor announced)
- March 14, 2018 (Tony Solecki returns as Hawk)
- March 26, 2018 (New Hawk Announced)