Founders Circle

Founders Circle is an organization that aims to find a Muskoka-based entrepreneur/innovator with the best idea and plan for a successful business. A contest will be hosted every year, giving Muskokans a chance to apply. 

The winner will receive the Founders Choice Award – a $10,000 grant. 

The Founders are community leaders who have invested in a $10,000 winner- take-all prize to be awarded to an individual or group with an innovative idea that will help improve the local economy. Aside from screening applications, interviewing finalists, and presenting the prize, the Founders aim to provide significant assistance to finalists who do not win through video production, marketing, and introduction to investors. 



Parry Sound Muskoka Community Network

PMCN is a sponsor of the IMPACT Awards to recognize Innovation in Parry Sound Muskoka with five Innovative Awards worth $1,000 each. The first IMPACT Awards Ceremony is set for March 22, 2018 at the JW Marriott in Rosseau. The Founders Circle has agreed to partner with PMCN for this first event and will be awarding $10,000 to a local business.



All sponsors will have their logos displayed in foyer prior to the event and on the big screen during dinner time.


Gold Level Sponsor


Present the Founders Choice Award winner,
2 free gala tickets


Silver Level Sponsor(s)

Sponsor the reception before main event or sponsor wine on the tables for 200 guests,
2 free gala tickets


Bronze Level Sponsor(s)


Innovation supporter sponsor(s),
1 free gala tickets


Candy Table Sponsor



As your marketing partner, PMCN takes our sponsorship agreement very seriously. You make a promise to help local business owners take their ideas and innovations further, and in return we promise to deliver the best sponsorship benefits out there.

Connect with your customers.
Customers are getting more and more discerning about which companies they do business with. What better way to communicate your values than by sponsoring an event that matches theirs?

Increase sales.
You'll have unparalleled in-person access to a large group of people when you become an integral part of the Impact Awards through title sponsorship, participating in the ceremony and having your brand and message displayed throughout the venue.

Tell your story & win new customers.
Tell an audience how much keeping businesses local means to you.

Give your staff something to smile about.
Responsible companies like yours know how important it is to get staff involved in giving back to the community. Talk to us about how your people can get directly involved in the big event.



The value we bring to the table includes:

Media exposure.
We're skilled at engaging with and leveraging those connections. Your logo and contributions will be highly visible through:

  • News releases & follow up articles
  • Dockside magazine - April issue of winners
  • Logo on websites ( and
  • Social media campaign September to March
  • Finalist video campaign (mid Feb - March 22)

A proven track record of honesty & accountability.
You want to know your sponsorship dollars are working to raise awareness of how important we ensure local businesses thrive. We provide detailed statements to all sponsors after every event.

Unique Marketing Channels.
Because we have the longstanding trust of our community, we have access to valuable marketing channels. In addition to our own database of clients, we partner with other organizations and events such as the local Chambers and Rotary Clubs.