This Competition is not the typical sterile business-plan competition focused on vetting ideas for venture capitalists. What makes our Competition so exciting is that, in addition to providing a venue for you to compete, we are also creating an ecosystem of education and mentorship that we believe will help increase your opportunities to succeed. Whether your business concept is in the raw idea category or is an existing business looking to grow into an industry titan, Grow America is working to offer you a customized educational pathway that can help you validate your idea, think critically about your business, and help you apply what you learn.
How it works:
- Enter your cool idea or recently-launch product at www.growam.com/competition
- Share your entry with your friends, coworkers and anyone else.
- Get your supporters to vote each day, every vote earns you points.
How to compete:
- Registration: Answer a few questions to help identify the category in which you will compete.
- Social Summary: Provide a compelling description of your business concept.
- Go Live: Make your profile page public and jump into the competition!
- Rally Your Troops: Get the word out! Let your family, friends and social network know you’re competing.
- Top products win cash: First Place $20,000, Second Place $10,000, Third Place $5,000
- Grow America Finalists: cool PR and insane exposure
- Learn from Grow America mentors and become part of the family.
The first competition starts Monday, January 28th, 2013.