Wednesday, March 16, 2011

“Buck$ for Bright Ideas” the Owensboro Region's Innovative Business Idea Competition

Buck$ for Bright Ideas is a publicly funded program that encourages residents in our region of the state to move forward with their “bright ideas.” Many people in our part of the state have innovative ideas that could become the foundation for a new business. Some of those people need help moving forward toward commercialization. The eMerging Ventures Center for Innovation is here to help with that effort. Our business development experts will work with you to turn your idea into a business reality!

Complete a simple application and compete for over $25,000 worth of valuable prizes. There will be multiple winners who will receive free services from regional professional firms for market research, patent research, accounting support, product design help and more.  All applicants are eligible to receive one-on-one assistance with their idea at no charge!  All ideas submitted will be held in strict confidence.

The application deadline is April 15. An awards banquet for all participants is planned for April 28 at 6:00 PM at the Innovation and Commercialization Center located at the WKU Center for Research and Development at 2413 Nashville Rd.  in Bowling Green.

For more information on the program and an application form, go to www.BucksForBrightIdeas.com. You can also contact Madison Silvert at eMerging Ventures. Phone: 270.663-1050. Email: msilvert@owensboro.com.