Minto launches PitchIt! 2.0; $27,000 in cash and prizes

MINTO – The PitchIt! Minto Business Plan Competition started in 2012 in an effort to grow small businesses in Minto and increase awareness of the resources available.

In 2019 the town, in partnership with LaunchIt Minto and sponsors, is launching PitchIt! 2.0. The competition continues to be geared towards entrepreneurs that wish to open, purchase, expand or re-locate a business within the Town of Minto. However, new this year, organizers have prizes for the winner, all finalists and a pool of prizes that can be customized based on the needs of the businesses. 

“Thanks to the support of our generous community sponsors, close to $27,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded in our biggest PitchIt Business Plan Competition yet,” states a press release from the town.

“After seven years of experience with the PitchIt! Business Plan Competition in its original format, we were ready to amp it up a notch and thanks to our community sponsors stepping up we are going to be able to assist more businesses in a bigger way with PitchIt 2.0,” said Minto business and economic manger Belinda Wick-Graham. For anyone interested in entering the competition, details and application forms can be found online at or at the Town of Minto office located at 5941 Highway 89, Harriston.  Questions regarding the competition can be directed to Wick-Graham at 519-338-2511 ext. 241 or