Guardian Bank Business Plan Competition 2011


Competition Organizer

Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


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

Open to new, independent, for-profit ventures located in Lowndes County, Georgia. 

Important Dates

Registration deadline is May 16, 2011. All contestants must submit a draft business plan on July 15, 2011. Final business plans are due on November 18, 2011. Finalist pitches will take place on December 6, 2011, and the winner will be announced sometime thereafter.

Competition Prizes

The winning team or individual will receive a prize of $15,000 in start-up capital, as  well as thousands of dollars in in-kind professional services.

Other Info

Throughout the Business Plan Competition, Valdosta State University’s Small Business Development Center, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and the Chamber of Commerce will be available to provide educational opportunities to assist Contestants in developing their best and most successful business  plans. The Chamber’s SEEDS Business Resource Center and the Professional Consultants Program will also be available to contestants to assist with the more detailed aspects of developing their business plans.