Entry submissions due
- Competition Organizer
Missouri Valley Community Action Agency; Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entreprenurship
- Submission Date
- Awards Date
- Competition Category
- Business - Local U.S.
- Who's Eligible
Open to any resident of Missouri who is interested in developing a business idea. Existing businesses must be less than three years old to be eligible. A youth category is available for participants under 18.
- Important Dates
Preliminary business submissions are due either by mail or online by June 30, 2011. Competitors will be notified whether or not they advance on July 9, 2011. Final business plans are due on August 8, 2011. Finalists will present their finished business plans at the State Trade Show, held on August 18, 2011 at the Missouri State Fair.
- Competition Prizes
The 2011 business plan competition's prizes have not yet been announced. Last year, a total of $10,000 was awarded.
- Other Info
Participants in the Youth category will focus on business projects and leadership practices, while participants in the Open category will work toward a sound business plan and startup processes.
First and second place in both Youth and Open categories will advance in each phase based on regional competition. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each category at the state level will be awarded cash grants for investment capital.