Hey! This is a sponsored post. I’m serving as a brand ambassador for the Comcast Business I4E contest aimed at startups and entrepreneurs to learn how to invest in technology for their ventures. The post and the contest are sponsored by Comcast Business, but any opinions are mine. See the very bottom of the post for more disclosure stuff.
On February 1, Comcast Business launched the I4E (Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs) Contest. Applicants (startups & entrepreneurs) across the county are invited to tell Comcast how they would invest $30,000 into technology to grow their business. The best entries will be eligible to win the $30,000 to help actually implement their technology ideas.
What are you waiting for? Are you a tech startup or entrepreneur? Why wouldn’t you take a few minutes to possibly win $30k? That’s a seed investment! Think about what $30k could get you: a website, a CRM implementation, months of web or app hosting, software galore, or perhaps a piece of technology hardware that is crucial to your business. Thirty-thousand-dollars is a lot of money for a new small business. Here’s how it’ll work.
The contest will have 30 regional winners that will be announced on April 25th. One startup (“startup” means “you’ve been in business less than 2 years”) and one entrepreneur (that means you’ve been in business more than 2 years) in each of the 15 Comcast Business regions will win a $10,000 cash award and will also be eligible for the $30,000 Grand Prize. National judges and public voting will decide the 6 winners. Online voting is from April 25th – May 13th, and the 6 grand prize winners will be announced on June 6th.
You don’t have much to lose here. Maybe you take away $10k. That’s one beautiful website or a really nice Google Adwords advertising budget!
The Grand prize winners will receive an additional $20,000 cash award as well as a specially-designed daylong event at Comcast Headquarters in Philadelphia. The winners will meet with expert teams on topics like business planning, funding, financials, operations, and marketing to strategize for their business. Entries can be submitted online by March 12, 2016.
More disclosure stuff: Comcast Business partnered with bloggers such as me for this program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any product mentioned in these posts. Comcast Business believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Comcast Business’ policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.