Great Lakes Entrepreneur Quest Business Plan Competition Fall 2011


Registration deadline


Competition Organizer

Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest and the Michican Economic Development Corp.

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


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

At least one member of the team must reside, work or attend school in Michigan. Existing Michigan businesses may participate in the competition with their expansion or growth idea. 

Those teams participating in the New Business Idea category must have less then $500,000 in cumulative revenue and must be younger than 3 years old. 

Those teams participating in the Emerging Company category must have less than $3 million in cumulative revenue. 

Important Dates

The registration period closes on October 21, 2011. Teams must submit a 6 page executive summary on December 9, 2011. Awards will be presented in January of 2012

Competition Prizes

Three New Business Idea awards will be presented: $2,000 for the 1st place winner, $1,500 for the 2nd place winner, and $500 for the 3rd place winner.

Three Emerging Company awards will also be presented: $5,000 for the 1st place winner, $3,000 for the second place winner, and $2,000 for the third place winner.

Other Info

The mission of the Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest, and its competition, is to continually encourage and educate entrepreneurs on the creation, start up and early growth stages of high-growth businesses within the state of Michigan.