The mission of the Governor’s Business Plan Contest is to encourage entrepreneurs in the startup stage of tech-based 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.
Individuals, teams or companies are eligible if they:
Are Wisconsin residents 18 years old or older, and who have a business plan that employs or leverages technology. Examples of technology include an eCommerce platform, a mobile application, a life sciences innovation or an advanced manufacturing process or system.
Are based in Wisconsin and/or plan to locate a business in Wisconsin.
Have received less than $25,000 in private equity funding for an idea in its current form. For the purposes of this contest, private equity funding includes ONLY angel or venture funding. It does not include SBIR/STTR, bank loans, initial accelerator investment or funding from friends or family who are not angels or venture capitalists.