Join us for the 2020 Awards Ceremony: October 22, 2020! Scott County community members, entrepreneurs, professionals, and students compete to launch breakthrough inventions and business ideas to win critical resources and move their concept to the next level.
The FAST-TRACK Competition is for all Scott County entrepreneurs, including those with an idea that is not yet established, as well as new businesses, established within the past three years. This program is intended to help you launch that great idea and make it reality! You can be a student, business entrepreneur, inventor, Mom, Dad... it doesn't matter! The participant invention ideas will go through a rigorous "shark-tank" like setting with the best being declared our winner! Read more...->
2018 Economic Development Association of Minnesota PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
“The Fast Track Business Challenge really helped improve my skill at pitching our product and business. I feel more confident in getting others excited about what we have to offer. Also, I made some good connections and the prizes certainly help as well. The First Stop Shop provided good guidance and resources that helped prepare for the competition. It was a great experience that I would recommend to all entrepreneurs.”
Melanie Cole, Co-founder ugo wear LLC
“Participating in the Fast Track Challenge wasn’t just good for our business it was good for our soul! We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and all the people involved with this first class event, bravo Scott County👏👏👏“