Wilmington Mega BizFest Business Plan Competition 2011


Round 1 deadline - executive summaries due



Competition Organizer

Wilmington Office of Economic Development

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
Entrants must be 18 or older. The business must be located in the City of Wilmington, Delaware, or the business owner must be a city resident. All entrants must agree to meet and attend educational workshops and seminars.

Applicants can choose to enter in one of three categories: 

- Emerging Business
- Existing Business 
- Established Business
Important Dates

Round 1 executive summary submissions are due on August 10, 2011. Round 2 business plan submissions are due on September 16, 2011. A mandatory presentation workshop will e held on September 22, 2011. The finals of the competition will take place on October 6, 2011, at which time finalist presentations will be made and winners will be announced.

Competition Prizes

$10,000 in cash and in-kind prizes will be awarded.

Other Info

Business submissions will be judged on the basis of strength of concept, the applicant's understanding of the true cost of starting and growing the business, the creative method used to reach the target market, and how technology is utilized within the enterprise.