The Challenge:

Do you have an idea for a business or product which absolutely needs to be brought to market? Are you willing to put some time into actually making that happen? The City of Lakewood’s Ideation Challenge is just for you. Take the Ideation Challenge by submitting a single-page Business Model Canvas and single-page Validation Plan along with preparing a 2-3 minute “elevator pitch” — and you could win a prize package of services to help bring it to reality.Challenge1

The Prize Package:

You’ll get access that many local entrepreneurs would envy, with a 1:1 lunch meeting with successful entrepreneur and current Mayor of Lakewood, Michael Summers.


A full Scholarship to nine week entrepreneur training course with Bad Girl Ventures ($150 Value).

A prize package from the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, including free attendance and 2-minute pitch at a monthly luncheon (date tba), free attendance at Small Business Month closing event at end of September, and an article (250 words) in the October monthly newsletter.


All applicants are welcome to schedule 1:1 sessions to receive feedback on their applications.


Note:  All applicants should be available, if requested, to pitch live at the August 26th Startup U event.

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