The 2015 Business Plan Competition is Here!
The biggest, boldest, baddest business plan competition is accepting applications NOW!
Deadline: Midnight April 16
Your job is to answer a couple of questions in the form below and blow our minds with your brainy business idea.
Our job is to select a group of finalists to receive a mad amount of amazing mentorship and resources toward turning your business into a tangible success.
1) Have an idea you’re passionate about
2) Be pre-revenue (ie, not yet making money)
3) Have the capacity to embrace the competition, participate in mentorship and events and see it through to the end.
1) Have about $50,000 in cash and resources for our expert judges to award at the end of the summer!
In 2014 we awarded over $30,000 in prizes, resources, mentorship and business plan assistance!
The bizMIX 2014 awards were as follows:
BizMIX Big Impact Award to Paper Dosa (authentic South Indian food)
The judging panel of business development experts, entrepreneurs and professional, established business people felt that expressing confidence in Paper Dosa’s potential and plan would leverage the energy and talent and truly launch a successful new business in Santa Fe. They are being awarded $13,000 for their start-up costs and bookkeeping from Barraclough & Associates.
BizMIX Startup Readiness Award to Cheesemongers of Santa Fe (retail specialist in smaller-scale artisan and farmstead cheese)
With an excellent business plan and a solid strategy for opening its doors imminently, the judges determined that enough of a monetary award to complete a few specific remaining goals would empower a smooth opening of this exciting specialty business. They are being awarded $5000, $2000 in advertising from Hutton Broadcasting, social media consulting from B Social and a member ship from the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce.
Other awards include:
Barrio Brinery (fine fermented foods) won entry to The Velocity Project and a $1000 advertising package from Hutton Broadcasting.
Ridgeline Racing (producers of high-quality outdoor races and events for all ages and levels) won a $1000 advertising package from Hutton Broadcasting, social media consulting from B Social. Legal consultation from Talia Kosh at The Bennett Law Firm.
Vovi (fashion company focused on excellence in design, craftsmanship and production in the tradition of ateliers) won $500 for being crowd favorite at MIX.
TigerDeer (making one of a kind ‘new’ clothes to sell from second hand clothing and items) won $500 for being crowd favorite at the Santa Fe Chamber Business Awards
Daisy Chain (solution to charging multiple devices) won a Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce membership