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The 2019 Carroll Biz Challenge
GRAND
PRIZE
$5,000+
PEOPLE'S CHOICE
AWARD
$1,000
APPLICATION
DEADLINE
MAY 31
THE LIVE
FINALE
AUGUST 8
Apply. Pitch. Win.
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2019 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 a $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 chosen 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 / Between now and May 31
   Sumbit your business idea through our simple application portal.
The best part: It's FREE!
 
2/
Attend the Meet & Greet / Thursday,  June 13th 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 Committee will embark on the always-grueling
task of choosing only five finalists from all of the ideas.
 
4/
The Live Finale / Thursday, August 8  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
Nexus Audiovisuals
QRx
Loving Occupations
It Adds Character Puppet Co.
Cotton & Co
Sprockets Bike Cafe
Uncharted HR
FishED
The Sitter Service LLC
Upcycle Solutions
The Baby Bar
Art Lab
Change Space Meditation Room & Wellness Lifestyle Supply
CodeLand
Laundry Genies LLC
KnowMe
OPT
when death do us part
Creatively You
The Tomato Chef
Pooch Caboose
Westminster Restaurant & Crab Company
Wellness Warriors
Home Crafters United
Hackney Haunts
Battleground
Friends of Disabled American Veterans in Carroll County
Pin IT Up Acupunture & Integrative Wellness Center
The Sensory Place
Tinas Soups and Salads
Pollen Scape Designs
No Travel Bags .com
Hampstead Marketing and Design
A Likely Story Bookstore
Arched Bow Valley Construction Inc.
Lax County USA Inc.
Sweet Addictionz Bakery
Find Solid Corporation FISO DOOR
The Drifting Dreamers
Bates Boozy Birds
Community Education Love Innovation and Action
Financial Black Belt Academy
Mommies Time-Out
Beyond the Salad Bowl
The Mermaid Movement
Deserving Image Photography
Race & Paint Fun
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
FOUNDING SPONSORS
PLATINUM SPONSORS
GOLD SPONSORS
REFRESHMENT SPONSORS
Become a Biz Challenge Sponsor!