2017 Business Plan Competition

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED.

 

 

FINALE' - AWARDS PROGRAM

Thursday, October 26, 2017

6 - 8:30 p.m.

Riley Center at Southwestern

 

 

Congratulations MYCONI TECHNOLOGIES winner of the 2017 Fort Worth Business Plan Competition.

Second Place:  Enos Inc.

Third Place:  Jollitot 

 

Stay tuned for information on the 2018 Business Plan Competition. 

 


Application period has ended!

 


 

If you prefer to pay your application fee by check, please click here for application 

Twenty-five businesses will be accepted into the competition based on the judging of applications. There is a $35.00 non-refundable application fee due at the time of submission.

Late applications will not be accepted.

NOTE: No prior business plan needed to apply or compete.

 


Eligibility

 

Eligible Applicants:

  • Be a business with a DBA registered in Tarrant County
  • Be a resident of Tarrant County
  • Annual revenue of no more than $500,000

Prior BAC clients, regardless of geographic location, that meet all other eligibility criteria may also apply.

Ineligible applicants:

  • Past Winners
  • City of Fort Worth employees

 

If chosen as a participant in the competition, you
will be asked to verify eligibility.

 

 


Schedule

 

Preliminary Round
(25 compete)
JUNE 27 - SEPTEMBER 25
  • Four group training sessions
  • Networking with participants
  • Feedback from judges
  • Counseling with FWBPC partners
Pitch Night
(Top 10 Compete)
OCTOBER 12th
  • Top ten competitors present business plan
  • Receive feedback from judges
  • Network with sponsors and community members
Final Round
(3 compete)
OCTOBER 26th
  • Mentor and MBA Coach assigned to each finalist
  • Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
  • Feedback from judges
  • Finalist presentations at awards event


2017 Prize Packages

1st Place Business Package   Total Value $33,745
  • $8,000 CASH
  • One-year membership to The Alternative Board (TAB) Fort Worth
  • Six months of IDEA Works Collaboration Room Access, open invitation to all IDEA Works-sponsored events, subscription to TAB BusinessVantage Diagnostic  and Three hours of TAB BusinessVantage Diagnostic Coaching from IDEA Works & The Alternative Board of Greater Fort Worth,
  • Up to three hours of Marketing Plan consultation in one session from ADvice
  • Up to 2 hours of shooting:  5 minute sales/promo video with professional editing and voice over and music available , video optimized for web, 2 poses for professional headshots, custom brochure design and custom business card design from CoLAB Creative Group, LLC
  • Six months of FREE Advertising: Business name & logo added to JAO Business Directory, two featured email blasts, two social media mentions per month, bi-weekly advertisement on newsletter, rotating ad shown on JAO, ten 30-second audio commercials aired on “Jim Austin Radio” and your upcoming events posted on website calendar from jimaustinonline.com
  • Four hours of Business Strategy Counseling from Solomon Bruce Consulting
  • Four sessions of Internal Business Process Development and Coaching from i2iGrowth
  • Six months Rhythm Open Coworking Membership which includes 24/7 Access High-speed internet; use of Conference room, Media room discount, Mentoring, AMPlify business sessions, Co-Accountability groups, Monthly Wine Down Wednesday Business Mixer, Monthly Ensemblage Community Breakfast , FREE coffee, FREE gated parking, FREE printing and Community, Collaboration & Connections from Ensemble Coworking
  • Access to our Small Business Owner webinar: Entrejourney, Invitations to a Finalists ONLY workshop in March, A One-on-One Coaching session to discuss business owner leadership from Stevie Dawn Inspires
  • Quarter page display ad to use throughout the course of the year from the Fort Worth Business Press
2nd Place Business Package  Total Value $15,295
  • $4,500 CASH
  • Three months of IDEA Works Collaboration Room Access, open invitation to all IDEA Works-sponsored events, subscription to TAB BusinessVantage Diagnostic  and Three hours of TAB BusinessVantage Diagnostic Coaching from IDEA Works & The Alternative Board of Greater Fort Worth
  • Up to three hours of Marketing Plan consultation in one session from ADvice 
  • Three sessions of Internal Business Process Development and Coaching from i2iGrowth
  • Up to 1 hour of shooting:  2 minute sales/promo video with professional editing and voice over and music available, video optimized for web, 2 poses for professional headshots, custom flyer design and custom business card design from CoLAB Creative Group, LLC
  • Three months Rhythm Open Coworking Membership which includes 24/7 Access High-speed internet; use of Conference room, Media room discount, Mentoring, AMPlify business sessions, Co-Accountability groups, Monthly Wine Down Wednesday Business Mixer, Monthly Ensemblage Community Breakfast , FREE coffee, FREE gated parking, FREE printing and Community, Collaboration & Connections from Ensemble Coworking
  • Two hours of counseling (business strategy and forward focus) from Solomon Bruce Consulting
  • Access to our Small Business Owner webinar: Entrejourney, Invitations to a Finalists ONLY workshop in March, A One-on-One Coaching session to discuss business owner leadership from Stevie Dawn Inspires
  • Quarter page display ad to use throughout the course of the year from the Fort Worth Business Press
3rd Place Business Package  Total Value $10,495
  • $2,500 CASH
  • Up to three hours of Marketing Plan consultation in one session from ADvice 
  • Three months of IDEA Works Collaboration Room Access, open invitation to all IDEA Works-sponsored events during specified time period from IDEA Works & The Alternative Board of Greater Fort Worth 
  • Two sessions of Internal Business Process Development and Coaching from i2iGrowth
  • Access to our Small Business Owner webinar: Entrejourney, Invitations to a Finalists ONLY workshop in March, A One-on-One Coaching session to discuss business owner leadership from Stevie Dawn Inspires
  • Up to 30 minutes of shooting:  1 minute sales/promo video with professional editing and voice over and music available, video optimized for web, 2 poses for professional headshots, and custom business card design from CoLAB Creative Group, LLC
  • One month Rhythm Open Coworking Membership which includes 24/7 Access High-speed internet; use of Conference room, Media room discount, Mentoring, AMPlify business sessions, One hour accountability coaching, Monthly Wine Down Wednesday Business Mixer, Monthly Ensemblage Community Breakfast , FREE coffee, FREE gated parking, FREE printing and Community, Collaboration & Connections from Ensemble Coworking
  • One hour of counseling (business strategy and forward focus) from Solomon Bruce Consulting
  • Quarter page display ad to use throughout the course of the year from the Fort Worth Business Press

 

 

2017 BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION PARTNERSHIP

 

We invite you to learn more about the great collaborations and opportunities for entrepreneurs, startups and social innovators in our community. There will be a Joint Information Session on Thursday, June 1st where attendees will learn details about the Fort Worth Business Plan Competition and the KERNEL program.

 

KERNEL, it’s social innovation program designed to fund new and innovative programs that can make a lasting impact in the community. KERNEL is designed as a cross-sector platform that brings nonprofits, entrepreneurs, startups, private, for profit companies and civic organizations together to create a unique solution to today’s most challenging social issues.

 

The FORT WORTH BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION is designed to encourage small business owners to manage and operate their business according to a written plan; thus, having a positive impact on their bottom line as well as strengthening their ability to generate revenue and create jobs, all of which have a positive impact on our economy as a whole.

 

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

 


 

2017 BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION SPONSORS

Founding & Presenting Sponsor


 

 

Founding Sponsors



 

Pitch Night Sponsors

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Presentation/Mixer Sponsors

 


 

Training Sponsors

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Prize Package Sponsors

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Media Sponsor


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