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10th Annual IDEA Competition: Kick-off Party in Bemidji

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On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the Launch Pad hosted a kick-off party for the 10th Annual IDEA Competition. This open house was an opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about the IDEA Competition to hear from staff and past winners about the process and what to expect when participating in the competition for the first time.

IDEA is a competition that turns great ideas into great businesses. The competition provides training, business coaching, and capital to entrepreneurs who apply and want to turn an idea into a fast-growth business.

While most entrepreneurs enter to win one of three $10,000 cash awards, there are several other good reasons to enter. Applicants receive valuable tools and business development resources, a business coach, open access to all IDEA Labs, attention in the media, and a chance to present their idea to accredited angel investors and business leaders. Plus, there is a chance to win valuable services from accounting, legal, and marketing profession…