Connecticut Food Business Competition

Ages:High School

Types:Submission, Presentation

Categories:Business, Entrepreneurship

Scope:State

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Registration Not Currently Available

Students and small business owners in Connecticut with a food-related business may apply and compete to win funding for their business.

After registering, participants submit a business plan. Finalists are invited to participate in live finals, where they will have a table to present their business to the judges.

Semifinal (online) Questions (limit 1,500 characters per answer):

  1. PRODUCT OR SERVICE brief description (8 words or less)
  2. COMPETITION. Important competitors, their strengths and weaknesses and how you will compete.
  3. CUSTOMER VALIDATION. Research that shows enough people will buy your product to earn a profit
  4. MANAGEMENT: Training and relevant experience
  5. FOOD SAFETY: How do you plan to manufacture and delivery the food to customers safely and in keeping with food production or food service regulations?
  6. MARGINS: How much you will sell for and what it will cost to make. (If multiple items, use an average.)
  7. CAPITAL. How much do you need to start (or expand business to next level), and how will you use funds?
Connecticut Food Business Competition Award

Individual Award.

  • $1500 first
  • $1000 second
  • $500 third per category
  • $1000 crowd favorite
Plus, vouchers for 12 hours of free use of a commercial kitchen.

Website: https://entrepreneurshipfoundation.org/food

Managing Organization:

Contact:


Entry Fee: $

Eligibility:
Must be a CT resident student at a CT school, or own a startup (sales <$10,000) in CT.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

Students and small business owners in Connecticut with a food-related business may apply and compete to win funding for their business.

Process

After registering, participants submit a business plan. Finalists are invited to participate in live finals, where they will have a table to present their business to the judges.

Criteria

Semifinal (online) Questions (limit 1,500 characters per answer):

  1. PRODUCT OR SERVICE brief description (8 words or less)
  2. COMPETITION. Important competitors, their strengths and weaknesses and how you will compete.
  3. CUSTOMER VALIDATION. Research that shows enough people will buy your product to earn a profit
  4. MANAGEMENT: Training and relevant experience
  5. FOOD SAFETY: How do you plan to manufacture and delivery the food to customers safely and in keeping with food production or food service regulations?
  6. MARGINS: How much you will sell for and what it will cost to make. (If multiple items, use an average.)
  7. CAPITAL. How much do you need to start (or expand business to next level), and how will you use funds?

Awards

Connecticut Food Business Competition Award

Individual Award.

  • $1500 first
  • $1000 second
  • $500 third per category
  • $1000 crowd favorite
Plus, vouchers for 12 hours of free use of a commercial kitchen.

Participate

Website: https://entrepreneurshipfoundation.org/food

Managing Organization:

Contact:


Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Must be a CT resident student at a CT school, or own a startup (sales <$10,000) in CT.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.