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Wahpeton Business Pitch Challenge

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Do you have a great business idea for Wahpeton, ND? The Southern Valley Economic Development Authority, City of Wahpeton, and Wahpeton Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce want to see your business plans and help bring them to life!  Apply by September 30, 2022 and you could win a Community Prize Package valued at over $28,000!

How it Works!

PHASE 1:  Simply fill out the application below by inserting your contact information and answering the seven listed questions.  The deadline for applications is September 30, 2022.  Up to ten contestants determined by a Steering Committee will move to the second Phase and finalists will be announced on October 5, 2022.

PHASE 2:  Work with the Southern Valley Economic Development Authority to prepare a Business Plan, Financial Projections, and Business Pitches to bring to a panel of judges on January 9, 2023.  Three finalists determined by the panel of judges will be announced on January 23, 2023.

PHASE 3:  The three finalists will present their business plan on February 9, 2023, at the Wahpeton Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting.  Win the Community prize package valued at over $28,000 and start your business in Wahpeton, ND!

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Blue Goose Days

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Bluegoose Days

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Borderline Chalkfest

Borderline Chalk Fest
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Borderline Chalk Fest

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Headwaters Days
Headwaters Days

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