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National Association for Moms in Business Grant Competition!

12 May
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Business grant competition via crowdfunding to give mom entrepreneurs a better chance at launching a new or current business project. All participants win a half-page feature in Moms In Business Magazine, publicity on peerbackers.com and momsinbusinessgrant.com, and a $2,000 publicity toolkit from PRNewswire. When the crowdfunding competition ends, all grant applicants who raised 80% or more of their funding goal will become semi-finalists. A team of mom executives and entrepreneurs will judge each application to determine the $10,000 Grand Prize Grant Package winner. Competitors must be a member of NAFMIB.

Competition ends June 15, 2011

Enter here  http://mibn.org/site.php/spgs/read/momsinbusinessgrant-about

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Win $25,000 for your business!

17 Apr
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Verisign is sponsoring a new contest that could net one lucky small business owner $25,000.Enter the contest, and you could win $25,000 by explaining where a .com/.net will take your business

What does it take to be eligible to win $25,000? Below is what you will need to get ready to enter the contest
Be an actual small business (fewer than 50 employees)
An uploadable photo of your company

Your pitch (video or essay)
Video submissions (must be no longer than two minutes or larger than 2 GB†)
Essay submissions (must be between 100 and 300 words)

For more information and to register, visit http://www.dotnetforsmallbiz.net/

New York Entrepreneurs…Win $15K to Start a Business!!!

19 Nov
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The New York Public Library, with its sponsor, Citi Foundation, announces the New York StartUP! 2011 Business Plan Competition for New York-based startup entrepreneurs with cash prizes totaling over $30,000.

The second annual New York StartUp! gives aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to bolster their business acumen. Competition is open to those who are 18 years of age or older; live in Manhattan, The Bronx, or Staten Island as a legal resident or U.S. citizen; and wish to start a business in Manhattan, The Bronx, or Staten Island.

1st Place Award: $15,000. 2nd Place Award: $ 7,500. 3rd Place Award: $ 5,000. 4th Place Award: $ 1,500. 5th Place Award: $ 1,500.

Entry Deadline: December 20th 2010

For more information visit http://ny-startup2011.myreviewroom.com/

Win $5000 in marketing and other fabulous prizes!!!!!

13 Oct

Win Over $5,000 of FREE Marketing from PostcardMania & Women PowerUp, a 3 Month Membership from ShoeDazzle.com and a Rebecca Minkoff Handbag!

PostcardMania wants to hear your story
Just for sharing, you have a chance to win an ultimate marketing makeover for your business, and a couple fabulous things for yourself.

The contest is simple. Postcardmania wants to reward women who strike the balance between work and life. As women business owners, you’ve walked the line and deserve some recognition.

It’s FREE to enter, just answer the question on their website at  http://www.postcardmania.com/fabulous/ and you are on your way to winning a fabulous prize!

Criteria:

• Must be in business for 2 or more years
• Minimum revenue of $50,000/year
• Business must be majority owned by a woman

Contest voting ends November 12, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST.

For more information on Postcardmania (our new favorite company) visit www.postcardmania.com.
 

Young Entrepreneurs MTV has a contest just for you..win $25k and a chance to be on MTVu!

23 Sep

 

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mtvU along with the New York Stock Exchange have launched the next Movers & Changers competition, in search of young entrepreneurs to submit innovative business ideas that utilize the power of social media as a marketing tool for a new business idea.

Competition finalists will be featured on mtvU in a short-form series, “Movers & Changers,” premiering November 17, 2010 on mtvU and before claiming the grand prize of $25,000 in seed money, each team of finalists will present their business plan to the “Movers & Changers” Board, which will be a collaboration of top business and social media gurus, to be announced at a later date.

Mtv is looking for 16-28 year old college students to develop and produce a compelling business proposal that utilizes social media to leverage or enhance their venture. Ideas must be original, feasible, scalable, and practical.

Three finalists will be flown to New York City to attend Global Entrepreneurship Week where they will ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange, attend the NYSE Movers and Changers Forum, and present their plans to a panel of industry executives. The winner will receive $25,000 in seed money to help his or her company start off on the right foot.

To enter the contest, visit http://www.moversandchangers.com/

Michigan is offering up to $500k for your start-up…enter contest now!!!

15 Sep
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Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is an international business plan competition which highlights Michigan as a robust and vibrant venue for innovation and business opportunity. The competition fuels innovation-based business growth by uncovering the best and brightest new business concepts from local and global entrepreneurs, exposing those opportunities to potential investment capital and fostering their growth within Michigan.

The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition targets mid-to-late-stage business start-ups with potential to generate an immediate impact on Michigan’s economy, as well as student concepts with longer-term business viability.

With more than $1 million in cash winnings, plus in-kind awards of services, staffing and software, the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is the world’s largest business plan competition.

Currently 2 competitions being held (both have an entry fee):

Eligibility

The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is open to any early stage business — from anywhere in the world.  With the exception of the “People’s Choice” and “Tweet” awards, prize winners must have the winning business registered and located in the state of Michigan. For winners not currently located in the state of Michigan to receive the award you must locate your business in Michigan.

Although any business can apply, Accelerate Michigan is targeted at seed-stage innovation-based businesses.  They define seed-stage as: you haven’t raised over $1million of investment, and don’t have more than $1million in annual revenue.

Visit http://www.acceleratemichigan.org/main.cfm?cid=2235 to learn more.

Good Luck!

Chicago listen up! here’s your chance to win $100,000 for you startup

31 Aug
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Midwest Ventures has just launched a competition for startups.

Applications will be accepted until September 5th.

Think your venture is better than the rest? Apply for COMPETE, where Midwest Ventures will be selecting the top 25 startups to be judged by their expert panel. If you are accepted, then you’ll be given a table on the exhibition floor for free. The first round of judging is done à la a science fair, with judges intermingling with attendees to watch your pitch on the exhibition floor. The top five will then be selected for a 3 minute pitch in front of the audience and the panel of judges, where they will undergo a second round of judging. The winner of that pitch competition will take home over $100,000 in cash and services from their sponsors.

Startups applying for the COMPETE category must be less than 3 years old, must have received less than $2m in funding, and must have revenues less than $1m per year. 25 qualifying startups will be chosen and have a free table at midVenturesLAUNCH event, receive media and press on the midVentures LAUNCH website, and their business summaries will be sent to attending investors.

For more information and to learn more about Midwest Ventures upcoming startup and innovation conference visit http://midventureslaunch.com/

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