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The 2018 Carroll Biz Challenge
GRAND
PRIZE
$5,000+
PEOPLE'S CHOICE
AWARD
$1,500
APPLICATION
DEADLINE
MAY 31
THE LIVE
FINALE
AUGUST 9
Apply. Pitch. Win.
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2018 Carroll Biz Challenge! The Biz Challenge is an annual tradition in Carroll County, which offers local entrepreneurs the exciting opportunity to pitch their new business ideas to make great connections, get loads of publicity, and compete for $5,000 cash prize plus additional prizes worth thousands more.
 
It's like American Idol meets Shark Tank. Dozens of entrepreneurs will enter. Five will be choses to pitch their ideas before a panel of judges and a live audience. Only one will walk away with the grand prize.
 
It's unlike any other event in Carroll County!
 
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THE PROCESS
1/
Apply / The application period has ended.
   23 applicants entered.
The best part: It's FREE!
 
2/
Attend the Meet & Greet / Thursday,  June 7 5-7PM
   Meet the other applicants, the judges and the sponsors.
Appetizers and drinks will be generously provided by the Town Mall.
 
3/
Five Finalists are Selected / Late June
   The Advisory Comittee will embark on the always-gruleing
task of choosing only five finalists from all of the ideas.
 
4/
The Live Finale / Thursday, August 9  5-9PM
   After an amazing happy hour, the five finalists will take the stage and
pitch their ideas. The audience will vote for the Peoples Choice Award and
the judges will deliberate and choose the grand prize winner.
THE JUDGES
Drew Baker
Farmer, Vigneron,
Entrepreneur
Old Westminster
Winery
Mike Gibble
CEO
Gibble Enterprises
Holdings
Trisha McLean
Director of
Marketing,
Strategic Leader
Ting
Amy
Wallace-Yingling
Regional Director
SBDC
APPLICANTS
FINALISTS
WINNERS
Spice
The Sitter Service
EcoEats Inc.
Downtown Sykesville Connection DSC
Gwen DeGroff Design
Aunt Bs Creativities
Its All good - catering
Sertified. LLC.
Old Mill Brewery
Floral Fetes
The Rabbit Hole Tavern
Rystedt Creative
Tonal Tonic LLC
Pipe The Side Brewing Company
Scholapply
Hamr and Hugr
The Home Rehab Network
Growing Ideas Sustainable Gardening
Local Treasures Market Place on Main Street
inPOWER Inc.
Bye Bye Birdies
Brewery Fire
Build-a-Bong
S1 Healthcare Optimization Inc.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
FOUNDING SPONSORS
PLATINUM SPONSORS
GOLD SPONSORS
REFRESHMENT SPONSORS
Become a Biz Challenge Sponsor!