Dream Big Grow Here is an online entrepreneur contest featuring $1,000 monthly grants awarded online to emerging and existing Iowa small business owners was developed through a partnership with the Iowa Bankers Association, the Community Vitality Center, and the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center (RBC) in mid-2010.
Dream Big Grow Here has since attracted 63,489 visitors during the five month beta test. Given the initial success of Dream Big Grow Here, a group of statewide sponsors stepped up in 2011 to provide matching funds for more customized regional contests-with bigger cash awards of $5,000- and to fund a statewide pitch-off among winners for a grand prize of $10,000. The Iowa Bankers Association, The Technology Association of Iowa, Renew Rural Iowa, Iowa Department of Economic Development, Iowa Area Development Group, and the Community Vitality Center made up the 2011 team.
More info at http://www.dreambiggrowhere.com
- 2 March, 2012 @ 6:51 [Current Revision] by Christian
- 2 March, 2012 @ 6:51 by Christian