Dream Big Grow Here is an entrepreneur contest that pairs an innovative online contest technology with live community pitch-off events to attract and engage small business owners and entrepreneurs in an annual competition for cash awards.
Dream Big Grow Here is software as a service (SaaS) technology, which allows multiple concurrent business contests at www.DreamBigGrowHere.com. From a landing page, contestants and voters will select their industry and an optional regional contest. Contestants are able to upload videos, photos, and text as their entry. Networking is encouraged through online commenting technologies and social links. Voting is based upon a universal set of guidelines across all contests. All entries are archived and viewable at later dates.
Dream Big Grow Here is an established, award-winning program with a proven track record of success. Investing in the Dream Big Grow Here program will provide your firm with high visibility in front of a highly targeted audience of small business owners and entrepreneurs- a market that traditionally is very hard to reach.
Last year alone, 180 Iowans with dreams of starting or growing their business entered into the program. 120,000 visitors to the site were logged during the contest period, accumulating almost a million page views. Over 100,000 online daily votes were cast, with 3,000 comments of support from the public were left for owners and entrepreneurs. At the final pitch off event, hundreds came to watch the finalists and cheer on their favorite business dreams
The unique high visibility available in both the online and offline components of the Dream Big Grow Here program gives your organization many powerful opportunities for sponsorship. If you are interested in hosting a contest, please contact Patrick at Patrick.Luensmann@uni.edu.
Dream Big Grow Here has been expanded to other states in the mid-west, including Dream Big Oklahoma. For more information on licensing opportunities available, please contact Patrick at Patrick.Luensmann@uni.edu.
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