'This year the MIX business plan competition offers more in prizes, expertise, and access'
MIX Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce BizMIX 2013, a business plan competition that brings together aspiring entrepreneurs with mentors and offers significant cash prizes to the winners. This program is designed to invest in a viable business idea that benefits the Santa Fe community as well as provide aspiring entrepreneurs with networking and mentoring assistance that will help build successful businesses.
This year the MIX business plan competition offers more in prizes, expertise, and access. Finalists will make valuable connections with Santa Fe’s innovators and entrepreneurial leaders as they compete for cash and other valuable prizes.
Submit an application at http://mixsantafe.com/bizmix/ by answering the following:
What’s your business idea? What problem does this solve? 150 words or less
How will this business benefit Santa Fe? 75 words or less
Why should we invest in you? 75 words or less
Businesses entering BizMIX should be in the concept stage. Operational businesses (businesses that have current revenues and/or sales) are not eligible. Non-profit businesses are not eligible, however, MIX will soon unveil MIX+Match, an opportunity for non-profit projects.
Criteria for selection:
Businesses should benefit Santa Fe’s economy (by creating jobs, enhancing quality of life, filling a gap in the market with product/service, retaining talent, etc.)
This business might just become a reality. Winners will be ready, willing and able to get started.
Talent and tenacity of founder(s).
Sponsors and mentors for BizMIX 2013 are currently being identified. Please contact Kate Noble, Economic Development Division at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
MIX is a structure for interaction and collaboration among inspired individuals, entrepreneurs, innovators, businesses and organizations. Through monthly events that showcase talent and local resources MIX provides an avenue for personal contact and networking. Through innovative web tools, social media and micro-stimulus, MIX provides a mechanism for the development of ideas, businesses, and projects with corollary opportunities for promotion, recognition and start-up funding.
From a MIX Santa Fe press release...