SmartPrize Innovator and Entrepreneur Competition

SmartPrize 2018 is April 6 – 15, 2018.

Anyone from anywhere can compete in SmartPrize.

Are you an innovator with a unique gadget or app, an entrepreneur just getting started, or a small business owner ready to grow to the next level? SmartPrize is your opportunity to showcase your innovation, start-up or expansion, show the judges and the crowd what’s so great about your idea and compete to win a share of the purse.

MINIMUM PRIZE is now $35,000 and growing…

Enter your product or business idea in one of these categories:

Growth– In the implementation phase –has not generated revenue in excess of $500,000: Minimum Prize $7,500 + $5,000 advertising package from Eagle Radio + $5,000 Photo & Videography Package from LeClair Photo + Video + $1000 advertising package from Channel 3 U.P. Matters

Start-­up – In the development phase – has received financial commitments in excess of $5,000 but less than $500,000: Minimum Prize $5,250 + $5,000 advertising package from Radio Results Network + $2,500 Legal Package from Varnum Law

Concept – Still in the idea phase – has not received financial commitments in excess of $5,000: Minimum Prize $2,250

You could also qualify to win:

Crowd Favorite: $1,000 + 5-day Sponsor Package valued at $365

Each  sponsor day includes 10 on-air/streaming announcements on WNMU-FM between 5am and Midnight for a total of 50 on-air announcements.

Tourism: $3,000 + 5-day Sponsor Package valued at $365

Each  sponsor day includes 10 on-air/streaming announcements on WNMU-FM between 5am and Midnight for a total of 50 on-air announcements.

Tech: $5,000 + 5-day Sponsor Package valued at $365 + $1,000 Product Development Services from the LSSU Product Development Center.

Each  sponsor day includes 10 on-air/streaming announcements on WNMU-FM between 5am and Midnight for a total of 50 on-air announcements.

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‘Science Fair meets Shark Tank’ in this ten-day competition and networking and learning event staged March 31 through April 9, 2017 in downtown Marquette, Michigan. Entrepreneurs and innovators put their innovation, start-up or expansion ideas on display in venues throughout Marquette’s Downtown District. In addition to juried prizes, a Crowd Favorite category allows onlookers to vote for their top choice.

 

NEW for 2017, Smartprize Jr. takes over the U.P. Children’s Museum on Sunday, April 2nd from 2-4pm.

 

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Competition, Networking and Learning Events March 31 – April 9, 2017

Vote for Crowd Favorite April 1 – 8, 2017

 

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