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2020 FAST-TRACK FINALISTS
Finalists Named for the October 22nd Scott County FAST-TRACK Business Challenge
Do you ever wonder who develops the ideas for new products or services and how they turn the ideas into a thriving business? Scott County has many entrepreneurs that do just that. For the past four years, the Scott County FAST-TRACK Business Challenge has assisted new business owners, giving them the opportunity to fine tune their business plans, prepare a pitch, become connected with industry leaders and compete for start-up cash and professional business services to fast-track their business on the road to success.
The Scott County CDA-FSS and Technology Village are pleased to announce this year’s five finalists for the October 22nd Scott County FAST-TRACK Challenge. The finalists were selected from applications submitted by start-up businesses in the cities of Belle Plaine, Jordan, New Prague, Prior Lake, Shakopee and rural New Prague/Elko New Market.
The five finalists include:
One additional applicant will be highlighted as a part of this year’s challenge:
The five finalists will be pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges which include Angela Heikes, President and CEO of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community; Charles Shannon, VP of Corporate Development for Merrill Corporation; Kristin Haugen, VP Legal for Morneau Shepell; Joseph J. Fittante, Corporate Practice Chair for Larkin Hoffman and Bill Gray, President of Uponor North America. Following their 7 to 10-minute pitch, the judges will conduct a Q & A with the businesses, evaluate each and select winners that evening.
The top three winners will be awarded start-up cash and professional services valued at over $15,500 and generously donated by this year’s sponsors which include Silver Sponsors: Larkin Hoffman, Technology Village Prior Lake and the Scott County CDA, Bronze Sponsors: Old National Bank, Minnesota Valley Electric Coop’s Operation Round Up and Neon Lizard Creative Marketing & Graphic Design; and Copper Sponsors: the New Prague, Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee Chambers of Commerce.
This year’s event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 22nd. A video of the event will be available after the Challenge. For more information please contact Jo Foust at: 952-496-8830 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet our 2019 FAST-TRACK Challenge Finalists who competed on October 24, 2019 for over $20,000 in start-up funds and professional services.