2018 Business Plan Competition

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED.

 

 

FINALE' - AWARDS PROGRAM

Thursday, October 25, 2018

6 - 8:30 p.m.

Location:  TCU Brown Lupton University Union Ballroom

 

 

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

Second Place:  Enos Inc.

Third Place:  Jollitot 

 

 


Application period May 2nd - June 15th

 


 

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 $40.00 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
  • Annual revenue of no more than $500,000

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 26 - SEPTEMBER 25
  • Four group training sessions
  • Networking with participants
  • Feedback from judges
  • Counseling with FWBPC partners
Pitch Night
(Top 10 Compete)
OCTOBER 11th
  • Top ten competitors present business plan
  • Receive feedback from judges
  • Network with sponsors and community members
Final Round
(3 compete)
OCTOBER 25th
  • Mentor and MBA Coach assigned to each finalist
  • Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
  • Feedback from judges
  • Finalist presentations at awards event

 

Important Dates

 

5/02     Application Launch

6/15      Applications Due

6/26      Top 25 Notified

7/12      Training Session/Orientation #1

7/19      Training Session #2

7/26      Training Session #3

8/02     Training Session #4

8/09     Participant Happy Hour/Mixer

9/10     Participants submit Business Plans

9/26      Top 10 Notified for Pitch Night

10/11      Pitch Night (Top 3 Finalists Announced)

10/19      Final Business Plan Submitted

10/25      Awards Ceremony

 


 


2018 Prize Packages

1st Place Business Package   Total Value $28,749+
  • $10,000 CASH
  • ($10,000.00 value) -  Membership for 1 year on a board of directors made up of other business owners or peers, for the company, runs January 1st to December 31, 2019; Tri-Metrix DNA professional assessments of the owner and two key people with an hour and a half feedback session; Three copies of TRACTION by Gino Wickman and introduction to the Entrepreneurial Operating System, EOS from The Alternative Board of Fort Worth (TABFW).
  • ($3,200.00 value) -  Six month program membership at IDEA Works (program only, no private office rental); 6 month access to co-working space and meeting rooms at IDEA Works; 6 month unlimited access to Accelerate DFW ecosystem events; Visibility on Accelerate DFW’s social network channels/website from Accelerate DFW
  • ($2,150.00 value) -  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 business card design from CoLAB Creative Group, LLC
  • ($1,500.00 value) -  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
  • ($1,400.00 value) -  Four hours of Business Strategy Counseling from Solomon Bruce Consulting
  • ($1,200.00 value) - 6 months Coworking plus 1 hour business coaching per month fromEnsemble Coworking
  • ($499.00 value)  -  An invitation to breakfast at the Fort Worth Club for an Information session and Q&A with Jarred Howard, SVP Small Business & Entrepreneur Support, on the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s 4-year strategy, Fortify, as it pertains to entrepreneurism; A year honorary Investor benefits (One website listing with company business description (1000 characters) and may post 8 searchable keywords, Access to Members-Only area of website, Link to your website on FortWorthChamber.com, Add your social buttons to your membership, Subscription to Mr. B’s weekly Fort Worth Chamber B2B Insider, Subscription to monthly Fort Worth Chamber letter online, Member window decal denoting membership level, Web membership badge reflecting Fort Worth Chamber membership level, One Leads Group on space available basis (members only), May post member-hosted events, discounts and coupons, company news releases and job listings on FortWorthChamber.com, Government advocacy on local, state and federal level) from The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
2nd Place Business Package  Total Value $12,449+
  • $5,000 CASH
  • ($ 3,000.00 value) -  Six month access to co-working space and meeting rooms at IDEA Works; Access to 6 Accelerate DFW ecosystem events over 6 months; Visibility on Accelerate DFW’s social network channels/website from Accelerate DFW
  • ($2,200.00 value) -  Tri-Metrix DNA professional assessments of the owner and two key people with an hour and a half feedback session; Three copies of TRACTION by Gino Wickman and introduction of the Entrepreneurial Operating System, EOS from The Alternative Board of Fort Worth (TABFW
  • ($1,050.00 Value) -  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 business card design from CoLAB Creative Group, LLC
  • ($700.00 Value) - Two hours of counseling (business strategy and forward focus) from Solomon Bruce Consulting 
  • ($600.00 value) - 3 months Coworking plus 1 hour business coaching per month from Ensemble Coworking
  • ($499.00 value)  -  An invitation to breakfast at the Fort Worth Club for an Information session and Q&A with Jarred Howard, SVP Small Business & Entrepreneur Support, on the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s 4-year strategy, Fortify, as it pertains to entrepreneurism; A year honorary Investor benefits (One website listing with company business description (1000 characters) and may post 8 searchable keywords, Access to Members-Only area of website, Link to your website on FortWorthChamber.com, Add your social buttons to your membership, Subscription to Mr. B’s weekly Fort Worth Chamber B2B Insider, Subscription to monthly Fort Worth Chamber letter online, Member window decal denoting membership level, Web membership badge reflecting Fort Worth Chamber membership level, One Leads Group on space available basis (members only), May post member-hosted events, discounts and coupons, company news releases and job listings on FortWorthChamber.com, Government advocacy on local, state and federal level) from The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
3rd Place Business Package  Total Value $8,199+
  • $3,000 CASH
  • ($2,200.00 value) -  Tri-Metrix DNA professional assessments of the owner and two key people with an hour and a half feedback session; Three copies of TRACTION by Gino Wickman and introduction of the Entrepreneurial Operating System, EOS from The Alternative Board of Fort Worth (TABFW)
  • ($1,500.00 value) -  Three month access to co-working space and meeting rooms at IDEA Works; Access to 3 Accelerate DFW ecosystem events over 3 months; Visibility on Accelerate DFW’s social network channels/website from Accelerate DFW
  • ($650.00 Value) -  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
  • ($499.00 value)  -  An invitation to breakfast at the Fort Worth Club for an Information session and Q&A with Jarred Howard, SVP Small Business & Entrepreneur Support, on the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s 4-year strategy, Fortify, as it pertains to entrepreneurism; A year honorary Investor benefits (One website listing with company business description (1000 characters) and may post 8 searchable keywords, Access to Members-Only area of website, Link to your website on FortWorthChamber.com, Add your social buttons to your membership, Subscription to Mr. B’s weekly Fort Worth Chamber B2B Insider, Subscription to monthly Fort Worth Chamber letter online, Member window decal denoting membership level, Web membership badge reflecting Fort Worth Chamber membership level, One Leads Group on space available basis (members only), May post member-hosted events, discounts and coupons, company news releases and job listings on FortWorthChamber.com, Government advocacy on local, state and federal level) from The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
  • ($400.00 value) - 2 months Coworking plus 1 hour business coaching per month from Ensemble Coworking
  • ($350.00 Value) - One hour of counseling (business strategy and forward focus) from Solomon Bruce Consulting

 

 

2018 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.

 

 

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.

 


 

2018 BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION SPONSORS

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Training Sponsors

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