In order to encourage the greatest chance of success the idea submission and the ensuing campaign creation requires meeting (phone, web, or in person) with an “endorser” who will ensure that guidelines are in place for your project and then will serve as your mentor, as needed, through the campaign process and beyond.
Before an idea is submitted please be ready to share the following with the endorser:
- Overall strategy to implement project and the end result
- Business model – how your new business will make money or how an improvement for an existing business will improve the bottom line
- How much money is needed and how it will be utilized – there is an initial limit of $15,000
Endorsers and contact information: Choose one today and get started!
Gallatin County Business Expansion and Retention Program (BEAR) – Warren Vaughan, firstname.lastname@example.org
SCORE – Karen Vinton, email@example.com
SBDC – Anya Petersen-Frey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Business Center – Suzi Berget White, email@example.com
MSU School of Entrepreneurship – Gary Bishop, firstname.lastname@example.org
MSU Students – Launchpad: Les Craig, email@example.com