Youth Entrepreneur Exhibition

Marquette, MI
April 8, 2018

The Competition

Five Categories and Over $35,000 in Prizes

April 12 - 15

‘Silent auction meets Shark Tank’ in this entrepreneurial competition staged April 12 through April 15, 2018  in downtown Marquette, Michigan. Innovators and entrepreneurs will create an expression of their business idea which will be displayed in businesses throughout Marquette's Downtown District. The contest will award over $35,000 in prizes to great business ideas or products that are positioned to execute. In addition to juried prizes, there is a Crowd Favorite category with a minimum purse of $1,000 that allows onlookers to vote and determine the most popular exhibit. The event includes a Get Smart at SmartPrize Conference and wraps up with judging and the SmartPrize Award Banquet.

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About SmartPrize

Innovators and Entrepreneurs Start Smart with SmartPrize

Since 2016, innovators and entrepreneurs have found the tools, connections, and practical experience they need to take their innovation or business to the next level through their participation in SmartPrize. Meet our SmartPrize alumni and read their success stories. Then register for the upcoming SmartPrize event and get ready to launch your big idea.

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