Doing Business in the Yakima Valley - 2013 Contest Schedule

Contest Schedule

 

Key Dates

Key Contest Activities/Events

July   2014

Registration Begins.  Informational meetings about contest for the general public and interested participants.

October 3

Early Registration deadline $120 fee (discounted rate)

October 10

DEADLINE - Registration and $140 fee due

October 13

6-9pm

Contestant Orientation and Workshop -
Business Plan Essentials & Start-Up Marketing

October 20

6-9pm

Contestant workshop –
Business Plan Financials

November 6

DEADLINE - Opening Business Plan Due
Contestants compete for Trade Show ( top 16)

November 17

Top 16 announced

November 20

Entrepreneur Trade Show workshop

December 4

DEADLINE - Trade Show Business Plan Due

December 11

Entrepreneur Trade Show
Contestants compete to advance to final round (top 8)

December 12

Eight Finalists Announced

January 9, 2014

DEADLINE - Full Business Plan due

January 16

Final Presentation Practice

January 21

Oral presentations & Final Judging Round

January 22

Awards Banquet – Winners are announced


"The best foundation a business can possess is the rigorous and supportive guidance that the Enterprise Challenge provides. We feel that any entrepreneur’s dream or business plan becomes a winner through this experience, truly a boot camp for professional success." - Dr. Tyrone Rodriguez, Selah's Smiles Dental Clinic