Monday, July 22, 2013

JumpStart Biz Plan Awards

Honoring Denver’s best and brightest ideas in small business
The City and County of Denver is looking for the best and brightest ideas in small business to support through the JumpStart Biz Plan Awards. Offered through the Denver Offi ce of Economic Development, this business plan competition will honor the most promising business plans with  investment capital, offi ce space, mentoring resources and more.

Who can apply?
Awards competition is open to start-up businesses, as well as established Denver businesses with up to 25 employees that have been operating up to five years. Awards are open to Denver businesses, Denver residents and/or individuals with plans to have a Denver-based business.

Grand prize winner will be awarded all the tools to take their business to the next level, including:
• $50,000 cash prize
• Offi ce space – One year of free membership and offi ce space in the Galvanize 1.0 co-working space
• Legal counsel – legal services provided by Polsinelli Shughart
• Marketing services – strategic marketing advisory services from dovetail solutions
The top ten business plans selected will receive recognition as Innovation Award winners, access to mentoring and a business consultation program. Th ese top ten fi nalists will receive memberships to TiE Rockies and the Rockies Venture Club. Additionally, all entrants will receive Business Plan Elite app soft ware from AppIt Ventures, the grand prize winner of last year’s JumpStart Biz Plan Awards.

Apply Early!
Make sure to apply early – awards program is open to the fi rst 150 entries. Business plan applications will be accepted through August 2, 2013, (or until the registration cap of 150 entries has been met). Winners will be announced on September 19, 2013, during Denver Startup Week.

To apply, visit

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