Submission Guidelines

In your application, we collect information that will help us understand how you and your business are currently positioned in the industry, as well as what kind of support you are seeking from BANFF Spark to help advance your company. 

Applicant Profile

Please include a brief overview of your current and past professional experience, including any significant benchmarks and notable achievements.

Business Profile

Please provide an overview of your current business. This includes, but is not limited to, sector, market, financial strategy, management team, and growth projections.


A description of why you and your company would benefit from the program, and what you would most hope to gain through participation in BANFF Spark Producer Edition.

Supporting Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae (mandatory)
  • Ownership Capitalization Table (a breakdown of the ownership stakes in your business) (mandatory)
  • Supporting Materials (e.g. business plan, sales/marketing materials, etc.) (optional)
  • Professional Headshot (should you be selected for this program, the headshot you provide here may be published to the BANFF/BANFF Spark websites.) (mandatory) 

Tech Tips

All applicants have the ability to save an application and return to it at any time up until the deadline. Please use these tech tips to avoid encountering any saving errors:

1) Make sure you are on the latest version of the Google Chrome browser.

2) Fill out *all required fields* (text boxes and drop-down menus) in some capacity in order to save your progress. You can simply write “hold text” in text boxes and/or choose placeholder selections from the drop-down menus until you are ready to enter your answers.

3) If you would like to work on your application offline, you may download the application form as a Word document here.** Some applicants like to prep answers in the Word document in advance and then copy and paste them into the application portal online when they are ready to submit.

**If for any reason you are unable to access/submit your application using the online portal, you may complete your application in the Word document and submit it by email with all mandatory supporting documents by the application deadline of August 12, 2024 at 3:00 PM EST. If you require any support during the application process please email by the deadline.  

Official Languages

Please note that BANFF Spark programming will be conducted in English. 

Veuillez noter que toute la programmation BANFF Spark se déroulera en anglais.

Please see the FAQ page for more information about the BANFF Spark application process and requirements.