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Charlevoix County Ignite 2019

Business Model Competition

October 9, 2020  |  Castle Farms

Doors Open at 5:00pm | Event Starts at 5:30pm



In partnership with Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce, Boyne City Main Street, Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce, Charlevoix Main Street DDA, East Jordan Chamber of Commerce, East Jordan DDA, Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), Small Business Development Centers of Michigan (SBDC)

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Application Information

Charlevoix County Ignite applicants must have their business located in Charlevoix County and be startups or new businesses of two years old or less.
Download and fill out the application electronically: Charlevoix County Ignite Application 2019
Please submit applications to Deadline to submit is midnight of September 15, 2019

Event Information

Polish up your business plan! All Charlevoix County entrepreneurs and new businesses two years old or less are invited to apply to compete for startup capital toward their business and a chance to advance to the finale competition, Grand Event, to compete for more startup funds.
Competitors will receive business counseling from professionals to help in preparing a 4-minute business pitch for the panel of judges on the night of the competition. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be awarded as well as an audience selected People’s Choice Award.
There will be time for competing businesses to network and make connections with other business professionals and angel investors in the audience. 
The public is welcome to come and cheer on their favorite businesses for this exciting competition! Admission into the event is free. Click here to RSVP to attend!

2018 Green Light East Jordan Winners

1st Place-$10,000, Baris Atmaca of Socks Kick

2nd Place-$2,000, Tiffany Barrett of TBC, LLC Wellness Center

3rd Place-$1,000, Travis Glowney of Sink or Swim

People’s Choice-$500, Baris Atmaca of Socks Kick

Student Entrepreneur Winner-$1,000, Bailey Paxton of Agile Care Solutions


Green Light East Jordan Winners

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