BREC Breakthrough Business Challenge 2011


Application deadline


Competition Organizer

Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council, Tech 20/20 Center for Entrepreneurial Growth

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

Open to existing small businesses that have fewer than 500 employees and less than $1 million in revenue, or to individuals wishing to start a business with a product or service that is capable of sustaining a growth rate of 20% per year. 

Important Dates

Applications for this program are due on September 16, 2011. The first part of the program consists of a series of coaching sessions to help participants develop their business plan. Following this phase, business plans will be submitted to a panel of judges.

Competition Prizes

First place: $5,000

Two runners-up: $2,500 each

Winners will also be eligible for additional services from regional business development resources.