Greater Burlington Partnership
West Burlington
West Burlington, Iowa

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Entrepreneur Competition

Got a new small business? Need some seed capital? Then check out the opportunity to compete for a business financial assistance package.

About the Competition

The Greater Burlington Partnership offers a $8,000 prize pool which is distributed as reimbursable grants among the winning plan(s). The competition is open to any Des Moines County resident with plans to start a business within the county.  Any business idea may apply, but additional points are awarded to those business ideas most feasible and likely to generate additional employment, grow revenue quickly, and add to the tax base.  

Key Dates
Registration Forms Available: January 2 at 8 AM
Registration Submission Deadline:  February 8 at 4 PM

How to Enroll

Participants in the competition must enroll in Writing a Winning Business Plan,#62329 course offered by Southeastern Community College. This course is held on January 29 and February 19 in SCC CBIZ classrooms. One-on-one mentoring assistance is provided at no charge by the Small Business Development Center.

Download: 2018 Registration Form
Download: 2018 Rules & Regulations

Past Winners

More Information

For more information, contact:

Jeremy Hess
Director of Economic Development
Greater Burlington Partnership
610 N. 4th Street, Suite 200
Burlington, Iowa 52601

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