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Invest Cheboygan County 2019


2019 Invest Cheboygan County Winners:

1st Place-$12,000:  Northland Brewing

2nd Place-$6,000: Secrets on Main Bed & Breakfast

3rd Place-$3,000: Kurth Robotics

People’s Choice-$1,500: Kurth Robotics


Application Information

Invest Cheboygan County applicants must own a business in Cheboygan County and be startups or new businesses of two years old or less.
Download and fill out the application electronically: Invest Cheboygan County General Application 2019
Please submit applications to Deadline to submit is midnight of October 15, 2019

Event Information

Come and cheer on Cheboygan County businesses at the Invest Cheboygan County business model competition!
Watch entrepreneurs vie for their share of over $20k in startup funds and chance to compete at the finale Grand Event to win additional startup capital.
Admission into the event is free. Seating is first come first served.
Invest Cheboygan County 2019 Contestants
BioVibe – Karen Palmer – Cheboygan
Kurth Robotics – Ben Kurth – Cheboygan
Northland Brewing Co. – Matt Whitener – Indian River
Mack City Chips – Darcy Esterline – Mackinaw City
Secrets on Main Bed & Breakfast – Terry Musclow – Cheboygan
Sensational Life Therapy – Tara Hendrix – Cheboygan
The Lark Theater – John Costin – Cheboygan
TJ’s Finer Food – Abbie Brooks – Cheboygan
Wildwood Coffee Co. – Holly August – Indian River
Polish up your business plan! All Cheboygan County entrepreneurs and new businesses two years old or less are invited to apply to compete for over $20,000 in 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‚Äôs Choice Award.
There will be time for competing businesses to network and make connections with other business professionals and angel investors in the audience. 

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