New Competition for Michigan Startups and Second Stage Companies


The Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest (GLEQ) is launching a new competition designed to recognize 10 high-growth Michigan companies called the “Vision to Action Challenge”. Entries are due by 5 pm THIS Friday, November 2nd.

According to Diane Durance, GLEQ’s Executive Director, there is “no restriction on size, or revenue limits for the Challenge. It’s all about taking action and demonstrating forward motion.”

Using the Business Model Canvas and the Entrepreneur Operating System’s (EOS) Vision/Traction Organizer, GLEQ will help participants translate their vision into concrete and effective action to win over customers and investors.

Challenge winners will receive widespread exposure of their high-growth businesses, including recognition at the ACE’13 event on January 31, 2013. After signing up to enter the competition, participants will be coached on completing one of two one-page vision models (EOS Vision/Traction Organizer or the Business Model Canvas). Participants will receive weekly coaching webinars through December. One-on-one help is also available through GLEQ’s coach matching program.

To participate, simply send an email to [email protected] with your name in the body by 5 p.m. Friday, November 2nd, 2012. Good luck!


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