By Jimi Coplen
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur in the Big Country? Would you like to win $15,000 to help launch your big idea? If so, we have an event you need to attend.
The ACU Springboard Competition helps local entrepreneurs develop their business model at an early stage and get feedback on their business ideas from local investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. It’s like a mini Shark Tank for rural Texas.
The competition includes three phases, each designed to help your team move to the next milestone. The phases include…
- Initial Elevator Pitch (Done in Haskell on January 30, 2017)
- Training Workshop and Mentoring to create a business model
- Business Model Competition, ending in the top 3 teams presenting at the Springboard Community Lunch on April 19, 2017, for a chance to win $15,000
Get started today by registering for the Haskell elevator pitch event held on January 30, 2017. All you have to do is share your idea in two minutes or less and get feedback from our judges. Your team could end up winning $15,000 in cash and in-kind resources to help pursue your big idea.
At the Development Corporation of Haskell (DCOH), we know opportunities like these are few and far between; therefore, we do not want you to miss this opportunity to turn your big idea into a reality. No idea is too small or too big to compete. You do not have to have all the details figured out initially. You just have to come with your idea. To register, call or email the Chamber of Commerce at 940-864-2477 or the DCOH at 940-864-3424. Also, check out our website for more information: http://haskelltexasusa.com/2016/10/springboard-idea-challenge-set-january-30/.
The DCOH would also like to help you with additional business resources on launching your big idea or expanding your business. We can help you further develop your idea, help you get resources together and also help with workforce issues. We can also put you in touch with other partners around the region who can help you with business planning, financing and more. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 864-3424.