The five finalists to proceed to the Grand Finale of Win Your Space YK were announced today.

Win Your Space YK is a business incubation competition that aims to inspire Yellowknifers to start or expand their business. The competition is also designed to help revitalize the city’s downtown, which currently shows the highest commercial vacancy rate in the city.

Mayor Mark Heyck made the announcement today at Ja-Pain bakery, which won last year’s competition.

The finalists are:

After evaluating the business plans submitted by the 13 semi-finalists, the Jury has advanced five finalists to the last stage of the business incubation competition.

The Grand Finale takes place Thursday August 23, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. in Council Chamber at City Hall and will see the finalists pitch their business ideas live in front of the Jury, after which the winner will be announced. The event is open to the public and residents are invited to attend. Light snacks and refreshments will be available. Doors open at 4:30 P.M.