11th Annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest
Presented by: Wisconsin Technology Council
The mission of the Governor’s Business Plan Contest is to encourage entrepreneurs in the seed, startup and early growth stages of high-tech businesses in Wisconsin. The contest links up-and-coming entrepreneurs with a statewide network of community resources, expert advice, high-quality education, management talent and possible sources of capital.
Since its inception in 2004, more than 2,600 entries have been received across four categories – advanced manufacturing, business services, information technology and life sciences. The contest has led to cash and in-kind prizes (such as legal, accounting, office space and marketing) valued at about $1.7 million. More important: Contestants have raised at least $70 million in private equity.
This statewide contest is an opportunity to compete for cash and prizes, but it’s also a chance to get constructive feedback on your business plan and to help move it from a virtual business to a reality. In 2014, finalists will once again have the opportunity to share in upwards of $100,000 in cash and services!