The “Spark” program is seeking new tourism ideas from Algoma County entrepreneurs, small  businesses, and non-profit organizations. The goal is to generate new tourism opportunities, experiences and partnerships within the region. The “Spark” program will match candidates with a tourism mentor and provide a source of financial support to help with the development or implementation of your great new tourism idea !
Applications are being accepted until October 19, 2021, 11:59 pm

Who Can Apply:

  • individuals
  • start-ups
  • established small businesses
  • non-profit organizations

Program includes:

  • Application reviews by a jury including local and provincial tourism leaders and innovators
  • Finalists’ Pitch Session (our friendly take on a tourism Dragon’s Den) – November 19, 2021 – stay tuned for details
  • Selection of 3 winning applicants from the Algoma region

Selected applicants will receive:

  • 3-month mentorship with a tourism innovator, experienced operator, industry leader, and/or sector expert
  • $3,000 “Spark” grant to support tourism idea development activities
  • Access to a support network of tourism innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders
  • Ongoing guidance on other resources and support services provided by partners

To learn more please visit Algoma Country – What’s your new tourism idea ?

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