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.

You should:
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.

We should:
1) Have about $50,000 in cash and resources for our expert judges to award at the end of the summer!


bizMIX 2015 Application

We know you've got the next big idea. Let us help you get it launched.
  • At least a working title.
    This competition accepts businesses that have not yet generated revenue. If you're making a major transition, you may be fine. For example, if you're a caterer and you're going to move your brand into being a full-time restaurant, you may apply. It's also OK to have investment or investment commitments.
  • Be concise about what your business is and what dynamic or change it brings about.
  • This competition is geared toward economic development in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This is an important question.
  • Classic business skills are great, but don't forget about creativity, capacity for innovation, unusual life experience, etc.
    There are no wrong answers. Don't overthink it.
    All submissions must be an entrant’s original work that does not infringe upon the intellectual property, any other legal right of any person or entity and does not otherwise violate any laws, rules, regulations, or agreements entered into by the entrant. Each entrant is solely responsible for securing and protecting his or her own intellectual property rights. MIX will not requre our judges, partners, or staff to sign confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements. By entering this competition, each entrant grants to MIX and our partners permission to use and publicly display their name, likeness, branding, information regarding the entrant’s business plan, and any materials submitted during the competition for publicity and marketing purposes.

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

BizMIX 2015

BizMIX 2014

BizMIZ 2013

BizMIX 2012