• Hear from past BPC winners

    “I think the Governor’s Business Plan Contest really launched us. The win in that competition was a result of assistance and mentorship from people across Wisconsin… the accumulation of a lot of help. Since then, we have gotten incredible attention. That win sent us on a course to succeed.” – Katie Brenner, bluDiagnostics, 2015 Grand […]

  • Congrats to the 2017 winners!

    Jeff Dykes, with Eau Claire-based Northern Star Fire, is the 2017 grand prize winner and Advanced Manufacturing category winner. Congratulations!

  • 2017 category winners

    Congrats to other 2017 category winners: Compost Crusader, Melissa Tashjian (pictured); DotCom Therapy, Emily Purdom; and Nano Red, Johnathan Ebben.

  • BPC Presentations

    The top 13 finalists, or “Diligent Dozen,” squared-off with presentations at the 2016 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference on June 7. More than 30 judges participated.

  • WI Business Plan Contest

    About the Contest

    Since its inception in 2004, more than 3,350 entries have been received across four categories – advanced manufacturing, business services, information technology and life sciences.

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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 300 unique Wisconsin communities have participated in the Governor’s Business Plan Contest.

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The contest is now open! Entries are due by 5 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2018.


The mission of the Governor’s Business Plan Contest is to encourage entrepreneurs in the startup stage of tech-based 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.


Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest 2018

Hear from three past contest participants on why you should enter the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest! Deadline for entries is January 31, 2018 at 5 p.m.