Interested in applying? Scroll down for an application to participate in the January 19th entrepreneur competition at the WV Hive in Beckley !
WANTED: People with IDEAS ready to develop
Below are just a suggestions of projects that could be a good fit for Entrepreneurs Competition funding:
Innovators looking to dive into a new project or venture
Artists wanting to expand their reach or resources
Non Profits looking to strengthen a project or focus
Existing business owners looking to expand, renew, market, refocus, reorganize, merge, change, upgrade, develop, or innovate
Community Projects Impacting Economic Development in need of a jumpstart or quick boost
Creative Thinkers with New Applications for Technology
Investors looking to start a new project to help strengthen our local economy
Anyone with a great idea that wants to get started!
Sponsors for the Seed Funding
Vision Shared is the
Competition Sponsor with
BB&T is a seed funding investor!
How does it work?
Entrepreneurs fill out an application and submit to the selection committee. The competition will be held as a part of the Open House at The Hive, business incubator in Beckley, WV. The five finalists will be selected to present their business idea or project for seed funding after supper on January 19th. Each contestant will have 5 minutes tell about their business and their need for funding. The more specific the need is, the more likely it is to be funded. Dinner guests will have a point system ballot and will judge the presentations on delivery, creativity of the project and the potential for economic growth. There will be a brief opportunity for questions from the audience to clarify any points.
What are the rules?