B.I.G.* Competition 2010


Electronic initial applications due



Competition Organizer

North Central PA Regional Planning and Development Commission, PennState DuBois

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
All individuals, 18 and over, who reside in one of the following 6 Pennsylvania counties - Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter
Important Dates

The application deadline is midnight on August 25, 2010. Finalist presentations will take place on or before October 27, 2010 and prize winners will be announced at an awards banquet on November 4, 2010.

Competition Prizes

Grand prize winner receives $2,000 cash as well as up to $10,000 worth of in-kind services. Second place winner receives $1,000 cash and up to $5,000 worth of in-kind services. Two honorable mention awards of $500 cash each will also be given out.

Other Info

Ideas may be for a new product, new business process, or for dramatic improvements in things that already exist. All eligible submissions will be judged and ranked using a B.I.G.* Competition judges panel comprised of local business professionals.