2013 Vermont Farm/Food Business Plan Competition

Description

The competition seeks to encourage new farm, food and forestry business development throughout Vermont by helping business owners and prospective entrepreneurs develop viable business plans, gain public attention, and earn financial rewards.

Contestants will gain practical experience in analyzing their business, their markets and their ideas as part of developing business plans. In the process, all finalists will have access to free assistance from the Vermont Small Business Development Centers or Southeast Vermont Community Action in preparing their final business plan and presentations.

Website

http://www.strollingoftheheifers.com/2013-vermont-farmfood-business-plan-competition/

Competition Organizer

Strolling of the Heifers

Local US Event
E. Dummerson, VT
Submission Date

2-05-2013

Business Plan Submission Date

3-08-2013

Awards Date

6-05-2013

Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)

$60,000

Competition Category
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Technology - Other
  • Specialized Industries
Who's Eligible
  • Existing businesses: must be physically located within Vermont, be in operation for 6 months or longer, and have revenue not exceeding $500,000 per year.
  • New businesses: must be physically located, or planning to locate, within Vermont
  • Student businesses: must be developed by students enrolled at a college-level institution located within Vermont
Competition Prizes

Prizes in the New Business category:

  • First Prize: $10,000
  • Second Prize: $8,000
  • Third Prize: $5,000
  • Runners up: two awards of $1,500 each

Prizes in the Existing Business category:

  • First Prize: $10,000
  • Second Prize: $8,000
  • Third Prize: $5,000
  • Runners up: two awards of $1,500 each

In the Student category:

  • First Prize: $4,000
  • Second Prize: $2,000
  • Runners up: two awards of $1,000 each