The UPWARD Business Plan Competition is to encourage entrepreneurs to explore new ideas, and create and begin new businesses
The competition is open to all residents in the Upper Peninsula, Marinette and Florence Counties. Competition winners will receive startup seed capital, as well as mentoring services and media exposure.
This region wide contest is an opportunity to compete for cash and in-kind prizes, but it’s also a chance to get constructive feedback on your business… plan and to help move it from a virtual business to a reality.
• Judges, mentors and other resources will help you gain the basic skills necessary to create a business plan. You’ll also have many networking opportunities with mentors and potential angel investors, government resources and other advisors.
• The MI-SBTDC is tailored to and targeted at entrepreneurs with limited independent business experience. Judges look for important factors such as innovation, relevant expertise, competitive advantage and market opportunity.
Individuals, teams or companies that:
• Are an Upper Peninsula, Marinette or Florence Counties resident 18 years old or older
• Are an Upper Peninsula, Marinette or Florence County based firm and/or plan to locate a business in the Upper Peninsula, Marinette or Florence Counties
Competition winners will receive startup seed capital, as well as mentoring services and media exposure.
Submissions must be received by November 30th, 2015.
Business Plan Entries must be received via email. All entries must be submitted electronically. Send two files. Executive Summary and Business Plan in one email to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.orgUPWARDinitiative@gmail.com with a name of business in the subject line.