Applications Open for 2022 Aspiring Entrepreneurs Business Competition – Minnesota

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation is proud to announce the 2022 Aspiring Entrepreneurs Business Competition.

Donor Name: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

State: Minnesota

County: Selected Counties

Type of Grant: Competition

Type of Entity: Entrepreneurs

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/28/2022

Size of the Grant: $15,000


The Foundation is opening up this Business Competition, which is now a standalone event, to anyone who lives in 20-county region and is within the 18-25 year old age bracket.

Submit your business plan for the opportunity to pitch to partners, investors and others in the southern Minnesota entrepreneurial ecosystem in Owatonna on March 31, 2022.

Additionally, finalists will have access to business training for their pitch session, free consulting hours and a chance to win investment funding for their business.

Prize Package

  • Total value of the prize pool for top three finalists is $15,000 in investment funding
  • Opportunities to pitch for regional investors (including possible SEED funding)
  • Invitation to training focused on the final pitch session on March 31, 2022
  • Access to consulting hours after the competition

For more information, visit Aspiring Entrepreneurs Business Competition.