How to Apply

It's Easy!

  1. Pre-register for the contest so we can email you a 2014 Pythons' Pit application package (contains application form, guide for writing business plan and links to online resources).
  2. Submit your completed application form and business plan to by January 15, 2014, 11:59 pm.
  3. Entries will be screened to the top 10 by DeGroote School of Business MBA Program. The Top 10 will be asked to appear in front of a screening committee in March 2014.
  4. Top 5 Finalists will enter the pit to pitch to our panel of Pythons on Saturday, April 26, 2014.


High School Contest

Submit your application for a chance to win cash prizes up to $2,500. You could also win a bursary of up to $5,000!

Open Contest

Submit your application for a chance to secure investment capital and a chance to win professional business advice.

Participation Fees

High School: FREE
Open Category: FREE

High School Applicants: click here for rules of entry

Open Category Applicants: click here for rules of entry


2013/14 Application Information:

  • October 2013: Applications available online
  • January 15, 2014: Application deadline
  • February 2014: Application reviewed by DeGroote School of Business
  • March 2014: Top 10 announced
  • March 2014: Mentoring & pitch camps
  • Late March 2014: Finalists announced
  • April 2014: Valuation & Mentoring
  • April 26, 2014: Live event at the DeGroote School of Business


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