Local Startup Business Competition

Our proven startup business competition model is bathed in “local”. Local entrepreneurs. Local organizations. Local judges. Local sponsors. They all come together to create a sublime experience that will inspire innovation and entrepreneurship in your community.

Local business competitions support the growth and development of startup businesses. Every community depends on a dynamic small business environment, and a startup competition is a sure way for your organization to cultivate that environment.

These competitions flow through four primary phases: plan, launch, showcase, and celebrate.


An organization (like yours) decides to make the bold decision to provide an unforgettable opportunity to entrepreneurs in the community. They work with community partners to make a plan, including competition branding, rules, timeline, etc.


After the planning is complete, the organization will make the big announcement, calling all local entrepreneurs to submit an application. Applicants are offered the opportunity of a lifetime! Through the competition they will get connected to leaders in the community, receive loads of publicity, and gain access to resources that will move them along their journey to making their business dream come true.


After the application deadline, the entries are revealed, showcasing the entrepreneurial spirit that exists in your community. A panel of judges will narrow this pool of applicants down to a group of finalists, who will typically compete at a live event for valuable prizes and incredible exposure.


The business competition will culminate in an experience that will bring the entire community together to celebrate local innovation and entrepreneurship. Whether you choose to host a live event, where entrepreneurs take the stage to pitch their concepts in front of a live audience and panel of judges, or choose your winners in another way, it is sure to engage the community in a big way. In the end, the winner(s) will walk away with the grand prize and the support of an entire community as he or she sets out to make their business dream a reality!

In the process, your organization will receive loads of publicity, revenue generating opportunities, and your place in the center of the conversation that is happening in your community about entrepreneurship.

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