- Competition Organizer
GLEQ and the Michigan 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
- The competition is basically open to every citizen in Michigan or that is part of a business located in Michigan.
- Important Dates
The registration deadline is Friday, March 5, 2010. The deadline for business plan documents is May 7, 2010 for the New Business Idea and the Emerging Company categories and April 23, 2010 for the SmartZone Award.
- Competition Prizes
First, second, and third-place cash prizes range from $500 to $25,000 depending on category. The SmartZone Award is a $100,000 pre-seed investment. Innovation awards are also provided.
- Other Info
Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest (GLEQ) has been running two cycles of the competition each year for ten years. GLEQ matches participants with business coaches that advise them as they write their business plans. Every plan is evaluated by and receives written feedback from venture capital and angel investors, business development professionals and successful entrepreneurs.