For the last few years, I have participated as a Founder, of the Parry Sound Area Founders Circle. 

Applications for the 2022 Founders Choice Awards are now open!


Entrepreneurs wanted for Parry Sound Area Founders Awards

The Parry Sound Area Founders Circle is looking for businesses or entrepreneurs with promising new business ideas to enter the 2022 Founders Choice Awards competition.

We are looking for interesting new businesses that need our support to get to the next level,” says Nicole Boyd, of Royal LePage Team Advantage Realty, Brokerage, who is co-chairing the Parry Sound Area Founders’ Board with Peter Istvan, of Peter Istvan Photography.

The Founders Choice Awards is now accepting applications until August 31st, 2022. Participants have a chance to win the Grand Prize of $10,000 or the Second Prize of $5000.

Visit Parry Sound Area Founders Circle to apply and to learn more. Prizes will be awarded at the Impact Gala, in November 2022.

The Parry Sound Area Founders Circle are community leaders, entrepreneurs, and business leaders who have invested funds as prizes to be awarded to individuals or groups with innovative ideas that will help improve the local economy throughout the District of Parry Sound.  In addition to being involved in the review and selection of the Awards, the Founders aim to provide significant assistance to all finalists with video production, marketing, mentorship, and introduction to investors.

The Parry Sound Area Founders Circle is lead by an Executive Committee, of Peter Istvan, Chair, Nicole Boyd, Co-Chair, Clayton Harris, Selection Committee Chair, and Fawn Horvath, Treasurer. New Founders are always welcome!

 “It is a great opportunity for local leaders and businesses to contribute to the economic development of the area” says Istvan.

 All applications will be evaluated by the Founders based on the following five criteria:

Broad Economic Impact; Innovation; Scalability/Growth Potential; Profitability Potential and Demand for Product/Service.

Finalist will be invited to record a production video, participate in a Questions and Answers session with Founders, and attend the Impact Gala on Thursday, November 10th, 2022, at the JW Marriott, The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa.


For more information:

Or contact Co-Chairs:

  • Peter Istvan at
  • Nicole Boyd at


July 13th-  News Release:  Have a promising new business idea? Could $10,000 help? Parry Sound's 2022 Founders Choice Awards taking applications

July 13th - News Release: 2022 Founders Choice Awards now taking applicants - My Parry Sound Now

Peter Istvan