The Café will provide a forum where Entrepreneurs can gain education, exposure, business development support, networking opportunities and awards. Competitors are given the opportunity to participate in class work supporting strong business development in analytics, marketing and finance. Entrepreneurs seeking education and financial support for their project must apply, attend several classes, and then compete for the Judges’ Choice Award by presenting their project to a select panel of judges comprised of business development professionals. Presenters have up to 5 minutes to present and up to 5 minutes of Q&A from judges and audience. The Judges’ Choice Award winner will be decided upon by the panel of judges. The winner will receive a cash award, marketing and promotions packages and other valuable in-kind services. The second award, the Peoples’ Choice Award, will be determined by audience ballot. There is a $10 entry fee at the door for all audience members. At the completion of the presentations, the audience will vote on their favorite finalist, and that winner will be awarded all of the fees collected at the door.
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Entrepreneur Café Events
If you would like to be involved in future Entrepreneur Café competitions, either as a sponsor or as a competitor please fill in the form to the right and we will contact you as soon as we have any information on upcoming events and/or opportunities for you and your business.
The Goal of the Entrepreneur Café is to create a forum for discovering our regional entrepreneurial assets, to develop business assistance and educational programs in support of those assets, to create a diversified regional economy and to partner with our neighboring counties, towns and cities in establishing a regional brand.