Samuel Adams kicks off contest for entrepreneurs

Do you consider yourself a “disruptor” or a “changemaker”? If you can impress the folks at Samuel Adams – the beer company – with that “wow” factor, there’s a retail space prize in it for you.

They’re looking for Canadian start-ups and entrepreneurs that operate inspiring and innovative small businesses, “pushing the boundaries in their respective categories.”

Winning entries will be given pro bono space to tout their services or products at The Disruptors by Samuel Adams, a pop-up store to open on Queen St. W, Toronto, from Sept. 20 to Oct. 14.

Submit an application at by 11:59 PM EST, August 26, 2018, and keep in mind it’s all about breaking barriers, defying expectations and opening new doors.

At the pop-up itself, visitors can peruse or buy merchandise from retail partners, and discover Samuel Adams beer samples that aren’t typically sold in Canada.

For this venture, Samuel Adams has collaborated with, considered something of a disruptor itself. Their breakthrough platform provides opportunities for people to access coveted retail space around the world.

Founder of the company Jim Koch is known in the industry as a craft beer pioneer, and it is in that pioneering spirit that they are seeking the next “disruptor” entrepreneur.

“Just six weeks after it launched, Samuel Adams Boston Lager was voted ‘Best Beer in America’ at the Great American Beer Festival. It … continues to be a model for quality, consistency and craftsmanship,” explains Cory Owens, Samuel Adams’ Senior Assistant Brand Manager.

“We’re looking for brands that embody the same innovative spirit, and are carving new paths for themselves in their pursuit of a better way. The Disruptors will celebrate and showcase these brands, and provide Torontonians with a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.”

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