The 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
MISSION: The Supernova Business Launch Competition is designed to grow small businesses in North Central Washington.
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Meet the Fabulous 5 small businesses moving closer to the $10,000 prize in the 2023 Supernova BLC competition. Click on each slide to see a video of owners giving a brief overview of their business and what $10,000 would mean to them. Join us for a brunch celebration on October 7th to learn which one of our FABULOUS FIVE will be this years $10,000 prize winner and who will be taking home the People’s Choice Award
January 4th to February 17th: Accepting 2023 Applications
March to June : 10-Week Business Bootcamp Workshops (Instruction by Enterprise for Equity)
Friday, 6/30 – Business Plans are due by 5 PM
Wednesday, 8/2 – Top 10 Announced at 1 Million Cups, Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, 8/23 – People’s Choice Voting begins at NOON Friday, 8/18 – Revised business plans due by 5 pm
Thursday, 8/26 –Top 10 Meet & Greet @ Pybus Market
Creative Essay Due: This year we are asking the top 10 to do a Community Essay on how their business addressed the SDOH and barriers to employment. These Essays can be written in a video or by any creative means the business would like to use.
Friday, 9/1 – People’s Choice Voting ends at 5 pm.
Wednesday, 9/6 – Final Four Announced at 1 Million Cups
Wednesday, 9/13 – Final Four present to NCWEDD Board of Directors
Thursday, 9/21 – Final 4 VIP event with sponsors and partners.
Saturday, 10/7th – “Supernova Cele-bacon” Main Event Location: Okanogan Flour Mill/Coulee Farms Event Center, 96 East Pine St, Okanogan, WA
Advertise your business in this inclusive, budget friendly marketing opportunity to all small businesses in North Central Washington that supports the Supernova Business Launch Competition and nurtures the growth of our region’s small businesses.
Contact Outreach@ncwedd.com to secure your spot!