JACKSON, TN— theCO is looking to support the best business in West Tennessee based on originality/creativity, growth potential, and overall “wow” factor. This pitch competition offers West Tennesseans an opportunity to present their ideas for startup and early stage businesses, ultimately competing to win $5,000 in cash and professional services.
Best in the West is open to existing businesses poised for growth and new business concepts located in or intending to locate to West Tennessee. theCO is looking for contestants from all sectors and industries: technology, social entrepreneurship, artists and creatives, medical innovations, consumer products, student entrepreneurs, app development and more.
“Best in the West is a perfect opportunity for anyone with a business idea, small or large, to participate and potentially earn capital and resources to help them grow,” said Ben Ferguson, CEO, and CO-Founder of theCO. “We have all had a business idea at one point, but you sometimes feel stuck with a great idea and not much else. theCO is here to help change that mentality.”
Applications are currently being accepted now through October 25, 2019 and the Semi-Finalists will be selected on November 1, 2019. The winner will be selected at the Best in the West Event Pitch Competition held on November 15, 2019, at theCO. The 5k Grand Prize includes $1,500 in cash, $1,000 marketing credit with Adelsberger Marketing, Half page ad in Our Jackson Home‘s publication, CO:Membership, Event Space rental and Makerspace use at theCO, and participation in CO.STARTERS.
For more information or to enter the Best in the West competition, go to BestInTheWestTN.com and complete a short application and video questionnaire.
theCO is the front door for entrepreneurs in West Tennessee. A resource, collaborative community, and support system for everyone from the serial entrepreneurs to those taking their first plunge into business ownership. To learn more details about the next Best in the West business idea competition or theCO, visit www.attheco.com.
theCO is a community of entrepreneurs, tinkerers, engineers, creatives, students and developers encouraging economic growth, business development and coding education in West Tennessee. theCO is funded through a combination of private support and LaunchTN, a public initiative created by the State of Tennessee to encourage entrepreneurship and small business ownership. Find us on the web: attheco.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @attheco. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/attheco.