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 

Fabulous 5 Remaining to compete for $10,000

2023 Semi-Finalists

Thank you 2023 Sponsors & Partners

Superstar Sponsors


  • Professional mentorship and technical navigation for business skill development
  • Support overcoming disparities and maximizing Social Determinants of Health outcomes
  • Access to comprehensive NCW network
  • A finalized new, or updated, business plan
  • Marketing opportunities throughout NCW
  • Consideration for award recognition and prizes up to $10,000
  • Eligibility to participate in the EDD’ Backing Small NCW initiative


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 to secure your spot!