Three Big Ideas Are Worthy Finalists in What's the Big Idea!? Business Plan Competition

Three Big Ideas Are Worthy Finalists in What's the Big Idea!? Business Plan Competition

Knoxville : TN : USA | May 30, 2012 at 8:23 AM PDT
Source: PRWeb
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Dozens of applications have been whittled down to just three in the Knoxville Chamber's revamped What's the Big Idea!? May 30, 2012

After sifting through dozens of applications, the Knoxville Chamber, The Development Corporation of Knox County, and Tech 20/20 are proud to present this year’s finalists in the What’s the Big Idea!?...The competition is sponsored by Rodefer Moss & Company and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

“Throughout this competition, judges have come away very impressed not only with the innovative ideas each competitor brought to the table, but also their dedication throughout a series of workshops focused on helping them build a business and get their product to market,” Todd Napier, executive vice president of The Development Corporation said. “We’re excited to see it all come together June 14 and help catapult one of these big ideas forward.”

The 3 Finalists are:

Dine Touch, CEO Joey Natour
    Smartphone integration of the dining experience that allows restaurant patrons to order food, pay their bill, and communicate with staff via their smartphone.

“DineTouch is unique because we integrate with the restaurants’ point of sales systems. Other companies in similar markets use text or faxing to receive orders...The winner will also be announced at the event.

The winning entrepreneur will be eligible for more than $35,000 in capital and business services including:

  •     $10,000 cash grant for start-up costs
  •     $15,000 potential equity investment by Tech 20/20 Venture Start-Up Fund
  •     One-year's rent at the Fairview Technology Center
  •     Services provided by: Rodefer Moss & Company (accounting), CEO Advisors (business coaching), The IT Company & Digital Crossing Networks (IT hosting and services), Kathleen Zitzman (legal services), Knoxville Chamber (membership), and Tech2020 (business coaching)

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