Connect individuals with Madison College alumni, academic experts, and private industry professionals
Help create new ventures, new knowledge and skill sets, new attitudes, and new jobs
Provide a non-traditional source of start-up funding for aspiring entrepreneurs within the Madison College district through a $5000 cash prize micro-investment from the Madison College Foundation
How to Enter the Contest for 2015:
The Madison College Challenge is open to all students who were enrolled in at least one credit or non-credit class during the 2013-204 or 2014-2015 school years (see the Madison College Challenge Rules below, for additional eligibility requirements).
Phase 1 Feasibility Analysis is due in electronic file format using the Feasibility Analysis guidelines provided on March 30th.
Top Phase 1 Feasibility Analysis submissions are announced on April 6th and invited to prepare complete Business Plans for Phase 2.
Electronically submit Phase 2 Business plans by April 27th. Top submissions proceed to Phase 3 on April 30th.
Present Phase 3 Oral Business Plan in person May 8th. Award ceremony to take place May 8, 2015.
American Family Insurance - 2nd place sponsor at $1,500
5 hours of mentorship services to 1st and 2nd place winners
MG & E - 2nd place sponsor at $1,500
Sponsorship to attend the Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Conference
Mae Laatsch - 3rd place sponsor at $1,000
Cleary Building Corp. - 4th place sponsor at $500
Jeff Noble and Jill Huizenga - 5th place sponsors at $250
In Kind Donations:
Prize: Guest Star in "Madison Noteworthy" video web series for grand prize winner. Recipient will be featured as a Noteworthy Honoree in an episode of Madison Noteworthy this spring. This 2-4 minute webisode will highlight their ionnovation while acknowledging their betterment of the community. All production and marketing of this video is included. Value: $1,500
The Source House Printing - free design and printing of 1000 business cards for two finalists
Thank you to the 2014 Judges:
Scott Hoerth - Summit Credit Union
Dawn Mortimer - American Family Insurance
Kyle Nakatsuji - American Family Insurance
Pam Christensen - MG & E
Sean Cleary - Cleary Builders
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