KickStart Wayne County, an initiative of the Wayne County Economic Development Corporation, is looking to provide resources and opportunities for Wayne County residents to start new businesses in the County.

The Wayne County Startup Pitch Competition is open to Wayne County residents who have a new business idea or are in the concept stage. The winner will receive an award of $40,000 to kick-start their new business.

Requirements for eligibility include:

  • Entrants must be for-profit businesses in the startup phase that have been in business less than 3 years with annual revenues of less than $250,000.
  •  Startup has received less than $50,000 in equity investment or debt financing to date.

Applications along with an executive summary with attached financial statements, and application fee are due on Oct. 11. For more information click here.