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January 15, 2015 | Tom Ballard

Registration open for “What’s the Big Idea” finale

Big Idea 2015Want to see the finale of Knoxville’s revamped “What’s the Big Idea” business competition? Tickets are available for the event that runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday night, January 25, at Scruffy City Hall, 32 Market Square.

Jim Biggs of the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, one of the co-sponsors, reports that 68 applications were received and seven participants were selected “to go through 48 intense hours of prototyping, community building, planning, incubating, and launching.” The program kicks-off Friday, January 23.

Sunday’s finale will feature pitches by the six finalists after which the judges will vote on the winning idea! The winner will advance to KEC’s “CO.STARTER” program and be eligible for up to $10,000 in business launch reimbursement costs.

Pre-registration for the finale is required. To do so, click here.

“What’s the Big Idea” is an activity of The Development Corporation of Knox County,  Knoxville Chamber, Tech 2020 and KEC.

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