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Extraco Big Idea Challenge

Extraco Big Idea Challenge: Pitch Your Big Idea For a Chance to Win Up To $5,000

We’ve all heard the saying ideas are worth $1,000. What if we told you we believe ideas are worth more—way more?

In partnership with Extraco Banks, Start Up Waco is launching the Extraco Big Idea Challenge (BIC). The Extraco BIC focuses on entrepreneurs who are in the idea to pre-revenue stage of their business. The goal is to take applicants from idea to pitch-ready in two months. The Extraco BIC culminates in a final pitch day on April 25 at Hustle Co-working, which will feature the top three finalists who will pitch their ideas to a panel of esteemed local leaders.

First place winners will receive $5,000 in seed money, with second place winners receiving $2,500. Each winner will also receive access to Start Up Waco mentoring and resources and six months’ worth of free space at Hustle Co-working.

Already have your business up and generating revenue? Then Extraco’s Extrapreneur Award program is for you. Enter this “Shark Tank®” like program for the chance to earn $25,000 in capital for your business. Extraco Extrapreneur applications open in April!