- Competition Organizer
The Development Corporation of Knox County, the Knoxville Chamber, and Tech2020
- Local US Event
- Knoxville, TN
- Submission Date
- Business Plan Submission Date
- Awards Date
- Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)
- Competition Category
- Business - Local U.S.
- Who's Eligible
Open to applicants who are a new, independent enterprise in the seed capital, start-up, or early growth stages. Business plans should clearly exhibit the potential for growth and job creation in the Innovation Valley of Knoxville, Tennessee.
- Important Dates
Applications are due on April 13, 2012. Quarterfinalists must submit executive summaries by May 14, 2012. 6 Semifinalists will deliver 10 minute pitches on May 24, 2012, before 3 finalists are selected. The Finale of the competition will take place on June 14, 2012, where finalists will present and the winner of the competition will be announced.
- Competition Prizes
The winner will receive a grand prize package valued at over $24,000 in cash grants.
- Other Info
The four-stage process will recognize 12 quarterfinalists, six semifinalists, and three finalists over a two month period beginning in April. The competition includes four "Idea Launch" seminars for the 12 quarterfinalists, teaching them how to navigate the various stages of launching a business.