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    Congrats to this year’s winners!

    Laura King, with Elucent Medical of Madison, is the 2014 grand prize winner and Life Sciences category winner. Congratulations!

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    Category winners

    Congrats to other category winners: Henry Schwartz, MobCraft Beer (pictured); Heather Johnston, Find My Spot; and Scott Vanderbeck, Organic Research Corp.

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    BPC Presentations

    The top 13 finalists, or “Diligent Dozen,” squared-off with presentations at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference on June 3 in Madison. (Will Robus, Little Green Pencil)

  • WI Business Plan Contest

    About the Contest

    Since its inception in 2004, more than 2,900 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 about 300 unique Wisconsin communities have participated in the Governor’s Business Plan Contest.

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

Mission

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.

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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.