The goal of the Supernova Business Launch Competition is to grow small businesses in North Central Washington.

North Central Washington Economic Development District (NCWEDD) is proud to present, “Supernova”, a business launch competition that will identify and support new and growing businesses that seek to locate in our region, with regional support from community members, funders, and professional services providers. The competition will encompass the NCW region which includes four counties (Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, and Ferry), as well as the Colville Confederated Tribes.


The competition will be open for applications from February 1, 2021, until June 1, 2021. All entries must be electronically submitted no later than 5:00 PM, PST, on Monday, the 1st of June 2021. The winner will be announced on Thursday, August 19th, 2021, at a TBD location or virtual event.

The winning small business or individual will receive $10,000, which will be disbursed by the Supernova Business Launch Competition Planning Committee, as noted in the Winner’s Agreement form.

Learn more about the Supernova Business Launch Competition by visiting the website.

Thank you to all of our current sponsors and partners! Want to help sponsor Supernova? Click here to learn more

Community Organization and Chamber partners can contribute to the success of this regional effort by participating in Stage One applicant Q&A sessions, workshops, and vetting, and/or by sponsoring Supernova. The NCWEDD will supply your organization with solid leads, including all the vetted semi-finalists business plans. These leads will help you identify vetted ideas and entrepreneurs committed to launching successful small businesses in North Central Washington.

Sponsorship Packages for 2021 events are now available. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our 2021 events please contact Lisa Traum/Outreach at

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