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BIG Competition

  • January 09, 2015
  • 8:00 AM
  • February 13, 2015
  • 5:00 PM
  • Idaho National Laboratory's Energy Innovation Laboratory

The BIG Competition’s 3rd Annual Event offers an opportunity for inventors, entrepreneurs, and students in eastern Idaho to present their best product and business ideas.

BIG stands for “Business + Innovation + Growth™” and this event is designed to educate prospective entrepreneurs on the processes of early stage financing and enterprise, while helping clever minds put their ideas to work.

With more than $5,000 in prize money on the line, the BIG Competition is doubling its reach for 2015, adding “High School” and “Diversity” tracks to the existing “Collegiate” and “Community” tracks.

This is a huge community startup blitz –ENTRY deadline for the BIG Competition is January 9, 2015.  

Entrepreneurs should visit www.2015BIGIdaho.istart.org  to learn about the event and register.  


Semi-Final announcements will be January 23, with presentations on February 12.  FINAL presentations are scheduled for February13 at the Idaho National Laboratory’s Energy Innovation Laboratory (EIL).

BIG Competition mentors are available at the Idaho Small Business Development Center (idahobdc.org) or www.2015BIGIdaho.istart.org.

The Big Competition is sponsored by Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho State University (ISU), Grow Idaho Falls, the Eastern Idaho Economic Development Council, and Riverbend Communications.

For information on sponsoring The BIG Competition, to volunteer, or obtain general information on the event, contact Linda Martin at Grow Idaho Falls at 208.522.2014 or Facebook page under BIG Competition.

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