April 11th, 2024

The Grand Tappattoo

6:00 pm reception | 7:00 pm dinner | 8:00 pm Keynote/Awards

$100 per person

keynote speaker

Janet Bannister

  • Founder and General Partner of Staircase Ventures
  • Previously, Managing Partner at Real Ventures
  • Founder of www.Kijiji.ca

Janet has won numerous awards 1) Venture Capital Journal’s 2021 “Women of Influence in Private Markets”, 2) Pitchbooks’ 2021 “Female Founders & Investors to Know”, and 3) American Bankers’ 2019 “Most Influential Women in Payments”.

The Finalists

The Parry Sound Area Founders Circle is pleased to announce the five finalists for the 2023 Founders Choice Awards. Cash prizes of $10,000 for first place and $5,000 for second place will be presented to entrepreneurs in the Parry Sound District with the most promising start-up business ideas.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinners on April 11th, 2024

A Bushel & A Peck

Georgian Medical Aesthetics

Northern Swine & Steer

Rewind Design

Sound Youth Counselling

The Grand Tappattoo

Located less than two hours north of Toronto, and only 8KM south of Parry Sound you will find Grand Tappattoo Resort nestled amongst 50 acres of natural birch and pine trees, surrounded by the clear waters of Otter Lake.

30 Tapatoo Trail, Seguin, ON

Special room rates, book by March 15th.


Sponsors and Partners

Parry Sound Area Founders extends our deepest thanks to individuals and organizations for supporting the Awards Dinners and continuing to drive community growth and fostering positive change


PLATINUM | $5000

GOLD | $3000

SILVER | $1000

BRONZE | $500