Spring your idea into action with an exciting new contest opportunity, brought to you by Bellefonte SpringBoard.


Are you an aspiring entrepreneur with a great idea, but haven’t taken the next step towards reaching your goals yet? Or, are you a fairly new business owner that could use a little extra cash to market your business?

This fall, SpringBoard, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania’s, business incubator and coworking space is awarding two startups a combined $5,000 in prizes along with two memberships to the space. The winning startups will be chosen based on their submission of a thorough and achievable marketing plan.

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Here’s who’s eligible:

Aspiring entrepreneurs, solopreneurs or business owners that have been in business for under three years, local to Centre County communities. Current SpringBoard members are welcome to apply.

What you can win:

We’ll be giving away two prizes to two entrepreneurs that present the most compelling or achievable marketing plan, to be determined by a panel of judges that work in the marketing industry. The first prize will be $3,000 to execute the marketing plan + a 6 month SpringBoard, full-desk membership; the second prize $2,000 to execute the marketing plan + a 6 month SpringBoard coworking membership. In addition, both winners will receive coaching from representatives from Bellefonte-based agencies, Hello Social Co. and 3twenty9 Design + prizes from local businesses.


What’s needed to enter:

To enter, you must submit either a Dropbox link or Google Drive link to our manager, Ellen Matis, that includes:

  • A summary of your business/business plan

  • Your marketing plan

  • Any creative materials to go along with it

  • A short bio and photo of yourself


Important dates:

  • Entries are due by Friday, November 22, at 10 a.m.

  • Judges will select two winners and announce winners by Monday, December 2.

  • Awarded SpringBoard memberships will begin on January 1, 2020.