• WI Business Plan Contest

    About the Contest

    Since its inception in 2004, more than 2,600 entries have been received across four categories – advanced manufacturing, business services, information technology and life sciences.

  • BPC Presentations

    BPC Presentations

    The top 12 finalists, or “Diligent Dozen,” will square-off with presentations at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference on June 3 in Madison. (David Buslee, Balanz)

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    Hear from past BPC winners

    “Rowheels [2012 Grand Prize winner] is creating jobs, is certified as a Qualified New Business Venture…and is raising working capital for manufacturing.” – Rimas Buinevicius, Rowheels

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    Where did they come from?

    Since 2004, contestants from more than 280 unique Wisconsin communities have participated in the Governor’s Business Plan Contest.

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    BPC Awards Ceremony

    All category winners, including the Grand Prize winner, will be announced during the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference on June 4 in Madison. (Fred Montgomery, NitricGen)

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*The 2014 BPC is now closed to new entries. Confirmation emails will be sent Monday, Feb. 3, to all contestants.


The mission of the Governor’s Business Plan Contest is to encourage entrepreneurs in the seed, startup and early growth stages of high-tech businesses in Wisconsin. The contest links up-and-coming entrepreneurs with a statewide network of community resources, expert advice, high-quality education, management talent and possible sources of capital.


Why entrepreneurs should enter the 2014 Governor’s Business Plan Contest

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch encourages Wisconsin entrepreneurs to enter the 2014 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest in a video describing the contest and its results over time.