Comcast Business, a company that provides scalable internet, voice and data services to a number of businesses, is searching for Florida’s most pioneering entrepreneurs and startup companies. Comcast’s “Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs” competition is an opportunity for current and hopeful business owners from Florida can enter the competition, which will award winners $30,000 for beating out other teams of business experts, who will demonstrate their business ability and showcase their plans.
Applicants were asked to submit 250-word essays, which offered an answer to the question: “How could your business use technology to help enhance your business?” These entrepreneurs and startups were also encouraged to visit the Comcast Business Community for complete program details, and it also identifies specifications for the application and essay. The contest will effectively draw startup businesses and entrepreneurs into the light, which will lead to more jobs and economic influence.
Two winners from Florida will be selected by judges, as well as winners from the other 14 Comcast Business regions. One winner will be recognized for their startup company. Another will be one winner named for the ‘entrepreneurs’ category. Additionally, 30 regional winners will earn $10,000 in cash.
Approximately six of the regional winners will be selected as grand prize winners, earning an additional $20,000 in cash and a trip to Philadelphia for participation in a group session involving industry professionals. Industry professionals who will be in attendance are John Jantsch, Marketing Consultant, speaker and best-selling author; Denice Hasty, Senior Vice President, Product and Marketing, Comcast Business; Anita Campbell, Founder, CEO & Publisher of Small Business Trends; Robert Irvine restaurateur, TV star and entrepreneur; Sam Schwartz, Chief Business Development Officer at Comcast; Louis Toth, Managing Director for Comcast Ventures; and experts from Drexel University’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship.
Entries for the contest are due by March 11, 2016. The online application can be found at http://cbcommunity.comcast.com/i4e. Voting will take place between April 25 and May 13. The regional winners will be announced April 25, 2016. Also, the six grand prize winners will be announced June 6. The Grand Prize event will take place later in the year on August 2016.
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