For the City Times
MADISON – The 19th Annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Competition is accepting online entries for the 2022 competition until January 31 at 5 p.m.
Over the past few years, more than a dozen veterans have qualified for finalists in the Governor’s Business Plan competition, including one 2016 category winner: Nick Mastronardi, a former Air Force officer , won the Information Technology category with POLCO, a civic engagement platform widely used in the United States today.
A free webinar on how to prepare to enter the competition will take place on January 19 at https://wisconsintechnologycouncil.com/event/want-to-win-the-governors-business-plan-contest-learn- ins-and-outs-at-jan-19-tech-council-webinar.
The competition is designed to encourage early stage entrepreneurs of technology businesses in Wisconsin. It connects aspiring entrepreneurs to a statewide network of community resources, expert advice and mentoring, management talent and potential sources of capital.
For their initial applications, applicants will submit a 250 word idea summary online at govsbizplancontest.com. This is where applicants will also find business plan templates and other information, networking contacts, and technical resources.
Since its inception in 2004, nearly 4,300 applications have been received and approximately $ 2.5 million in cash and services awarded.