Fusion is proud to present Community Infusion, the business idea competition that infuses economic growth and prosperity into our local communities.
Do you have a new business idea? Are you looking to expand your current operations? Will your business idea spur economic development in your community? If so, we encourage you to apply for Community Infusion, presented by Fusion Credit Union. The journey begins by requesting an application form and culminates with entrepreneurs competing for up to $30,000.
- Applications will be accepted from September 1st to October 1st at midnight.
- Applicants who are chosen to move onto Phase 2 of the competition will be required to submit a business plan by November 15, 2021.
- Finalists will be invited to present their business pitch to a panel of judges at a public event in December in Dauphin, MB. The winner will be announced that evening.
To request an application form, or for more information, please fill out our Contact Us form and request a Community Infusion Application.
If you are interested in applying, please fill out our Contact Us Form and request an application form.
Community Infusion is open to all residents of Manitoba who are 18 and over and intend to establish, purchase, or expand a business within Fusion Credit Unions trading area.
Employees of Fusion Credit Union and its subsidiaries are not eligible to apply.
Following the October 1, 2021 application deadline, all applications will be thoroughly reviewed by Fusion Credit Union. Fusion Credit Union will select the applicants to move onto Phase 2 of the competition.
Applicants who move onto Phase 2 of the competition will be required to submit a business plan by November 15th, 2021. Applicant will also be required to undergo a credit check during Phase 2.
Up to five applicants from Phase 2 will then move on to the final phase and will be required to pitch their business idea to a panel on Monday, December 6, 2021 in Dauphin, MB.
Description of Prize
The top business ideas will be eligible to win up to $30,000 of non-repayable grant money to help establish, grow, or purchase their business.
To claim a prize, winners must be eligible to open an account with Fusion Credit Union. The disbursement of funds will be at the discretion of Fusion Credit Union and may include conditions associated with a contestant’s business plan.
All applicants must fully review and agree to the terms and conditions of this contest which will be included with the application form.
How to Enter
To enter Community Infusion, applicants must submit the completed application form together with a 30-60 second elevator pitch video to email@example.com on or before Friday, October 1, 2021 at midnight.