i3 Idea Challenge

i3 Idea Challenge

The i3 Idea Competition is a business idea competition for early stage startups. Held annually since 2007, the competition has seen successes such as 3Twenty Modular, Skip The Dishes and MagnoPlug. 


  • $15,000, plus in-kind services to be awarded
  • Most Promising Small Business Idea: $5,000
  • Most Promising Tech Startup: $5,000
  • Most Promising Social Venture: $5,000
How it works
April 13: Registration Deadline- Open to aspiring entrepreneurs and new businesses in operation 5 years or less. All teams must include at least 1 student currently enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan (Registration Form)

May 1:Final Submissions Due- Deadline to submit your three-minute video pitch and three-page business summary. The online submission form will be made available here after registration closes.

May 9: Finalists Announced- All applicants will be notified by email & receive feedback from the judges
May 25: i3 Finale- Tradeshow booths featuring the finalists and announcement of the winners.