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San Angelo Business Plan Competition

The Annual San Angelo Business Plan Competition is a multi-phase business plan competition open to those who want to develop a new business or expand an existing business in San Angelo with cash prizes totaling $70K.

  • Prizes

    Competition officials may award up to a total of $70,000 in Cash Prizes!

    1st Place - $40,000

    2nd Place - $20,000

    3rd Place - $10,000

    In-Kind: In-kind services donated by local businesses will also be awarded and are worth thousands of dollars in total.

    How to Apply

    The competition is made up of two phases. Phase I is the first entry point and requires you to provide a business overview and entry form which is due August 21 by 5 p.m.

    1. Review Competition Guidelines
      Review the guidelines to learn about the two-phase Business Plan Competition, the requirements at each phase, competition submission deadlines, and resources available to assist you throughout the competition.

    2. Complete the Entry Form & Business Overview Online
      The Entry Form and business overview are required as your initial entry into the business plan competition. Please view the form for additional details and instructions. Please complete the online form by August 21, 2023, at 5 p.m.

    Business Plan Competition FAQ’s

    Please read below for full details on the Competition Overview, Guidelines, and eligibility requirements. 

Ross Baxter of Plateau Brewing Co. with Matthew Bullard and Clayton Edmiston from ASU Ross Baxter of Plateau Brewing Co. with Matthew Bullard and Clayton Edmiston from ASU

2022 San Angelo Business Plan Competition 

1st Place: Plateau Brewing Co.
2nd Place: Reyes Diesel Service
3rd Place: Bearded Barista

Competition Coordinators and Judges

The Competition Coordinators are The City of San Angelo Development Corporation (COSADC), ASU Norris-Vincent College of Business (NVCOB), and the ASU Small Business Development Center (SBDC). A Judging Panel will be assembled from a pool of successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, financial professionals, and other economic development supporters. The Competition Coordinators and the Judging Panel are considered the “Competition Officials.” The competition is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to develop viable business plans that will create new ventures or expand existing businesses in San Angelo.


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