St. Louis Regional Business Plan Competition 2012


Application deadline


Competition Organizer

St. Louis County Economic Council

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


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

Team members must be 21 years or older. Open to new or early stage companies with no more than $100,000 in annual revenue. Applicants must be located in the St. Louis region. 

Important Dates

Applications are due on June 4, 2012. Semi-finalist teams will be selected and must submit full business plans by July 30, 2012. Semi-finalists will give 10-minute presentations on August 21-23, 2012, before finalists are chosen. The six teams selected as finalists will present their business plans on September 26-27, 2012. Winners will be awarded at a celebratory event on a date to be announced. 

Competition Prizes

1st place: $50,000 cash, 30 hours of in-kind services

2nd place: $30,000 cash, 25 hours of in-kind services

3rd place: $20,000 cash, 20 hours of in-kind services.

Other Info

This competition promotes entrepreneurship and development of startup and early stage companies in the St. Louis region by encouraging submission of original business concepts that will develop new growth businesses.