Verve-aciously BIG Idea Business Plan Competition 2011


Application deadline


Competition Organizer

VERVE Women's Magazine

Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • Women or Minority-owned
Who's Eligible
Open to for-profit, 100% woman-owned businesses located in the 23-county AdvanceWest Region of North Carolina. 
Important Dates

Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2011. Finalists must be available for personal or teleconference interviews. Winners will be announced at the AdvantageWest’s Carolina Connect conference for entrepreneurs in Asheville on May 5, 2011.

Competition Prizes

Top prize is $10,000 in cash, prizes, and business support services.

Other Info

The winner of the business plan competition must agree to work with a business coach who will periodically check and report on their progress.