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Innovation Market DETAILS & Rules

Step 1 (All Submissions)
Attend the Innovation Market event on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Siouxland Expo Center. Each idea submission will appear anonymously at this event. 
Each attendee at the Innovation Market event will receive a voting ballot and will vote for which five ideas they want to move on to the SCGO member pitch event (there will be a bin at the event for ballots to be placed into). The voting process is ANONYMOUS for both individuals submitting ideas and individuals voting. If you are submitting an idea, you are not allowed to claim or pitch your idea to attendees until after the voting process has concluded. The ballots will be counted and the five finalists will be announced that evening at approximately 7:00 p.m. after the keynote speakers.  

Step 2 (Five Finalists)
The five Innovation Market finalists will be required to submit a 3-page business plan before the final presentation at the SCGO member pitch event. The business plan must be completed and submitted by Friday, June 4, 2021

Step 3 (Five Finalists)
The five finalists will present their ideas and business plan to the members of SCGO the evening of Wednesday, June 9, 2021 (location TBD in Sioux City) where SCGO members will cast a ballot to select winners. The first, second, and third place winners will be announced that evening. You must be present to pitch your idea and to win. 

To be eligible, your idea must be a for-profit entity, your business/idea must reside within a 50-mile radius of Sioux City, IA, and you must be 18 years of age or older.

Questions? Contact Kaylee Betterton or Emily Vondrak

Kaylee Betterton
Innovation Market Board Chair, SCGO

Emily Vondrak
President, SCGO


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