Governor’s Business Plan Contest accepting online entries through Jan. 31, 2023

The 20th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is accepting entries online for the 2023 competition until 11:59 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2023. Information can be found at govsbizplancontest.com.

The Wisconsin Technology Council produces the contest to encourage entrepreneurs statewide in the startup stages of tech-based businesses. It links up-and-coming entrepreneurs with a statewide network of community resources, expert advice and mentoring, management talent, and possible sources of capital.

Since its inception in 2004, more than 4,450 entries have been received and about $2.5 million in cash and services — such as legal, accounting, office space, and marketing — have been awarded. Contest categories are Advanced Manufacturing, Business Services, Information Technology, and Life Sciences.

Past finalists have launched companies that have raised more than $300 million in angel, venture, grants, and venture debt over time — all while creating jobs and economic value for Wisconsin.