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. Much like the TV show Shark Tank, you will present your idea to a panel of judges. It is then evaluated for viability, creativity, need, growth potential and much more.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
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 five 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!
No entry fee! Absolutely free for all participants.
Applicant must reside in Scott County or be willing to locate their business to Scott County.
Start-up businesses with a new product idea which is ready to launch.
Applicant cannot be a member of the Technology Village Board or Scott County CDA.
Business Challenge Categories
Energy / Clean Tech / Water / Utilities / Environment
Food / Ag / Beverage
General / Other
Life Science / Health Tech / Aging
Personal Care Solutions
WHAT DO I WIN?
Fast-Track has assembled a wonderful group of caring business community sponsors who want to help you get to the next level. The winner(s) will receive professional business services that are essential for any new business. Benefits for the Qualified Winner
Cash prize(s) and professional services package(s).
Mentorship opportunities with experienced industry leaders
Access to business and financial planning resources
Access to Class A shared office space and meeting facilities
Networking opportunities with other business entrepreneurs
Opportunity to Focus on Your Business The FAST-TRACK helps you focus and organize your business ideas, develop a pitch for your business idea and receive valuable feed-back on your product and process!
Networking Opportunities As a participant in the FAST-TRACK competition, you will be presented with opportunities to connect with other emerging entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and representatives from the academia and investment community.