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Big Idea Contest

MCBI's Big Idea Contest

MCBI’s annual Regional Big Idea Contest prize competition inspires innovative individuals to create unique solutions to universal problems.   How many times in your life, have you been watching television and see an infomercial promoting a NEW product, a product that you yourself have been thinking about creating for years?  Do you shout at the television, “I had that idea 3 years ago?”  But, you had absolutely no clue where to start.   If so, The Regional MCBI Big Idea Contest is for you!

How Does the Regional MCBI Big Idea Contest Work?

  • You have an Innovative, Creative and Unique Idea
  • You enter that Big Idea into the Regional MCBI Big Idea Contest (Entering the Contest is FREE)
  • All Ideas are made anonymous and submitted to selected MCBI Regional Advisory Board Members ( A group made up of successful area entrepreneurs)
  • A Winner is selected
  • Prizes are Awarded at the MCBI Big Idea Contest Winner Announcement Celebration
    • Prizes consists of Cash and Business Services
    • MCBI begins working with every participant of the Big Idea Contest to help them develop their idea.
      • A few examples of How MCBI Can Help with your Big Idea:
        • Protecting your Intellectual Property
          • Patenting
          • Copy Writing
          • Trademarking
      • Business Plan Writing Workshops
      • Matching participants with Mentors
      • Conducting Monthly Meetings to help develop your Big Idea by:
        • Goal Setting
        • Compiling Research of Your Market, Your Competition, Your Consumer, etc.
        • Bench Marking
        • Assistance with the Commercialization of your Big Idea
        • Connecting you with additional support, resources and services

 

Participating in the MCBI Big Idea Contest is easy.  All you have to do is complete a simple entry form describing your idea.  MCBI selects members from our Regional Advisory Board made up of successful area entrepreneurs to judge the entry forms.  Each Entry Form is kept anonymous by removing all contact information from each form before submission to our panel of judges.  MCBI and our Partners keep all of the information regarding your BIG Idea completely confidential.  However, we do like to help the winner promote their idea and be interviewed by our local news outlets. 

When we kickoff our 2014 MCBI Big Idea Contest, you will find the Rules, Regulations, and Entry Forms located on our website, also at our MCBI offices and the offices of our 10 County Partners. 

For questions regarding the Regional MCBI Big Idea Contest, please contact Sherry Stewart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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