The Iowa Innovation Gateway is again offering an opportunity for entrepreneurs and small business owners to receive a grant of $5,000 to be used to help start or grow their business.
This grant, called DREAM BIG…GROW HERE, will be given to an entrepreneur or small business owner with 50 or fewer employees and is located in Jasper, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Poweshiek or Story
In order to qualify for this DREAM BIG…GROW HERE grant, the entrepreneur must submit a proposal by September 25, 2012. Entrepreneurs can submit applications beginning September 1, 2012. On-line public voting will be conducted to identify the top business ideas. The top vote-getters will be given the opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of judges on October 23, 2012. The panel of judges will make the final decision and will award the DREAM BIG…GROW HERE $5,000 grant to the winner.
The Iowa Innovation Gateway invites interested entrepreneurs to learn more and apply for the DREAM BIG…GROW HERE grant by CLICKING HERE
DREAM BIG…GROW HERE regional contest winners will be invited to participate in a statewide pitch-off party hosted via live video streaming this fall for a $10,000 grand prize judged and awarded by the sponsorship team.
This Dream Big Grow Here Contest is Sponsored By: DMACC Business Resources, ITWC, Marion County Development Commission and Thombert