Business Model Video Competition

Submit your entry to PeopleFund’s 2nd Annual Top Seed Business Model Competition.


Sponsored by Comerica      

Submissions are due by 6 p.m. on Oct. 10th. Winners will be recognized on October 25th, 2012 at PeopleFund’s East Night Summit & Celebration.

Submit your entry to facebook and tag PeopleFund for your chance to win one of three grant awards. We’re looking for the most outstanding small business idea, nonprofit business plan, and youth business model.

Be sure to include:

  • name of business
  • type of service/product
  • revenue generation
  • sustainability
  • value proposition
  • launch plan
  • any other information that will distinguish your plan.

For equipment or help, please contact PeopleFund.

Best of luck to all participating entrepreneurs!

Congratulations to the winners of last year’s Top Seed Business Plan Competition!

Small Business Track - Purse and Clutch; Jen Ardill, Owner

Nonprofit Track - Punto Verde; Daniela Ochoa, Sayuri Yamanaka, & Susy Garza

Junior Entrepreneur Track (JET) - Brown 23; Miriam Delgado and Jonathan Nobles

Hats off to all our finalists who made outstanding pitches at the Economic Summit.Finalists were chosen based on a solid business model, market niche and level of community impact. Each one had great ideas and vision for the future success of their organizations and we look forward to seeing their progress over the coming years.

Top Seed Judges - Kevin Leblanc, Rick Buckner, & Laura Mathieu from Capital One and Laurie Loew from Give Realty

A big thanks to our competition judges from competition sponsor, Capital One and to Give Realty for their time, expertise and thoughtful questions in awarding the winners of Top Seed.

Small Business Track Runners-Up
Pesce Verde Farms, Bob & Chris Nagelhout
Affintus Scientific Hiring, Paula Soileau

Nonprofit Track Runners-Up
Creative Mind Academy, Stacy Barber
East Austin House Farm, Michael Gatto