Competitions

Held in alternating years, our Start-Up Competition and Business Innovation Competition exist to spur economic development, whether it comes through newly established businesses or the innovation of our existing Brown County businesses.


Start-Up Competition

Helping aspiring small business owners make the leap from idea to success!

Future business owners will attend a series of business-centered workshops to learn the intricacies of beginning a new business, including writing a business plan.  Participants will write their own business plans and pitch their prospective business idea.

WINNERS COULD RECEIVE UP TO $20,000 IN CASH PRIZES

Plus additional services and support in areas such as accounting, marketing, retail best practices and customer service.

2024 Dates TBA!


Business Innovation Competition

For existing Brown County for-profit businesses that want to implement forward-thinking innovations or improvements.

This competition is designed to challenge our existing businesses to think outside the box to implement forward-looking innovations or improvements. Projects should improve customer service, increase sales, attract new customers, and/or meet a community need.

WINNERS COULD RECEIVE UP TO $25,000 TO FUND THEIR PROJECT

2025 Dates TBA!