E-YOU Competition Application
To Get Started:
Please click HERE to read more about the 2015 Entrepreneur You Business Plan and Pitch Competition. If you would like to apply, please creat a FluidReview account to get started.
Site registration can be found in the supper right-hand side of this page. Once you fill in the basic registration information, make sure to select the correct competition you would like to enter:
2015 E-YOU Business Plan and Pitch Competition – Lifestyle Companies (SE Michigan)
2015 E-YOU Business Plan and Pitch Competition – Growth Companies (SE Michigan)
2015 E-YOU Business Plan and Pitch Competition – Lifestyle Companies (Grand Rapids)
2015 E-YOU Business Plan and Pitch Competition – Growth Companies (Grand Rapids)
Once logged in, follow the instructions and complete your application. You do not have to complete the application in one sitting.
You must complete all questions and upload the required documents in PDF format along with a $10 processing fee. All applications will be reviewed for completeness and a lack of information will slow down the review process. All steps must ne completed and submitted to meet the deadline of 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 13.
The concept papers will be reviewed by professionals in business and industry, along with successful entrepreneurs, and twenty semi-finalists will be selected to participate in an intensive coaching process to hone both their business plan and their pitching skills, in anticipation of Dolphin Tank (dates and cities). A kindler, gentler version of the television hit, “Shark Tank” will allow the entrepreneurs access to the positive feedback of a panel of successful judges.
Ten finalists will then be chosen to present at the Entrepreneur You pitch competition in SE MI on October 9 and in Grand Rapids on October 16, where they can qualify for cash prizes, support services and technical assistance to further their paths to owning a successful business.
2015 E-YOU Business Plan and Pitch Competition Schedule
- July 13, 2015 - Deadline for concept papers
- August 7, 2015 – 20 Finalists selected
- August 10, 2015 – Finalists announced
- August 15, 2015 – Finalists matched with coaches
- September 24, 2015 – Dolphin Tank practice pitch session in SE Michigan
- September 25, 2015 – Dolphin Tank practice pitch session in Grand Rapids
- September 30, 2015 – Business plans due for judges to review
- October 9, 2015 – Entrepreneur You Business Plan and Pitch Competition at Walsh College Troy
- October 16, 2015 – Entrepreneur You Business Plan and Pitch Competition at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids
Definition of Business Type:
Lifestyle Business - A lifestyle company is a business that is set up and run by its founders primarily with the aim of sustaining a particular level of income and no more; or to provide a foundation from which to enjoy a particular lifestyle.
Growth Business – A growth company is most often seen in the technology industries whose business generates significant positive cash flows or earnings, which increase at significantly faster rates than the overall economy
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Kim Cross, COO, Michigan Women's Foundation