- Competition Organizer
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
- Submission Date
- Awards Date
- Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)
- Competition Category
- Graduate - Local U.S.
- Undergraduate - Local U.S.
- Who's Eligible
- Open to Southern Illinois University Carbondale students enrolled in the Fall 2011 semester. Entrants must be planning to operate a business in one of 16 counties in the Delta Region of Illinois.
- Important Dates
The entry period closes on July 22, 2011, at which time online applications are due. All successful participants will be notified by August, 2011. Finalists will make pitch presentations to a group of entrepreneurs on August 19, 2011, and winners will be announced at any awards ceremony on August 23, 2011.
- Competition Prizes
1st place: $7,500 in cash; $2,500 in professional services
2nd place: $5,000 in cash; $1,500 in professional services
Nine additional program graduates will each receive $3,000.
- Other Info
The staff of the SIUC Entrepreneurship and Business Development Unit will lead participants in a weeklong entrepreneurship training Aug. 15 to 19 on the SIUC campus.