MADE in Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition 2012


Submissions for entry due


Competition Organizer

Missouri Valley Community Action Agency

Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • High School - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • iStart
Who's Eligible

Open to any resident of Missouri interested in developing a new or aspiring business idea. Existing businesses may compete if they have been in existence for less than three years. A youth category is available for participants under the age of 18.

Important Dates

Submissions for entry are due on May 31, 2012. Participants will be notified of their advancement by July 1, 2012. Final presentations will take place at the Missouri State Fair on August 16, 2012.

Competition Prizes

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category will be awarded cash grants.

Other Info

At the preliminary level, participants complete a questionnaire outlining the key factors of their business idea. From these submissions, finalists will be selected, at which point they will hone and complete a business plan and a short presentation. Finalists will present their businesses at the Missouri State Fair in a tradeshow open to the public, and will give in-depth investment pitches to a final panel of judges. The winners will be announced at the closing ceremony the day of the fair.