Reminder: Deadline to enter Gov’s Biz Plan Contest is today

Before the clock strikes midnight today, enter the 20th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest to earn an opportunity to share up to $125,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.

The contest is designed to help entrepreneurs write business plans, prepare them to launch a company, get feedback from mentors, and to interact with investors and other professionals. Past finalists have created companies that have attracted more than $300 million in grants, loans, and private equity financing — all while creating jobs and value for Wisconsin.

For their initial entries, contestants will submit 250-word idea abstracts online at Contestants who advance to subsequent contest rounds will have the opportunity to expand their plan in stages. Seventy judges drawn from the finance, sales, marketing, research, and technology sectors across Wisconsin will score the entries and provide feedback on submissions.