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2024 FirstOntario 1Awards winners revealed

Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists.


Four winners share $200,000 in prizes

One by one, 10 finalists went in front of the judging panel at Tim Hortons Field to showcase their business and their plans for future success. It was no easy task, but four businesses were named winners and awarded customized prize packages.

Hamilton’s Barton Lettuce, DSRT Co. and Nonno’s Plant-Based Butcher joined Simcoe’s Speech Hens as the 2024 FirstOntario 1Awards winners.

Barton Lettuce operates a community-driven produce shop, DSRT CO. crafts decadent chocolate bars with house-made ingredients, Nonno’s Plant-Based Butcher creates deli slices that are 100% vegan and Speech Hens offers speech pathology services and the ability to communicate with confidence.

The winner’s shared $25,000 in cash and $175,000 in professional, in-kind services provided by 1Awards partners.

Thanks to everyone who applied, to all of the finalists who worked so hard on their pitches, and to our partners and sponsors for helping to deliver this support to our small business communities.

Stay tuned for details of the next competition – we’ll share updates in early 2025.

Thank you to everyone who applied

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