SWMPC Venture Quest 2011


Intent to Compete Deadline



Competition Organizer

Southwest Michigan Planning Commission

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
Open to startups and emerging businesses. Ventures must either already be located in or plan to locate in Berrien, Cass, or Van Buren Counties in the state of Michigan. 
Important Dates

Intent to Compete forms are due on April 1, 2011. All business plans are due by April 15, 2011. Judges will select finalists based on the submitted business plans. All finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony on May 31, 2011 in Cassopolis, Michigan, when winners will be announced.

Competition Prizes

Award money will be based on a percentage of the sponsorship money received:

-1st place winner will receive 50% of the prize pool

-2nd place winner will receive 30% of the prize pool

-3rd place winner will receive 20% of the prize pool

Venture Quest hopes to raise $20,000 in funds this year.