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Start-up Scale-up Business Plan Competition Comes Back to the Fond Du Lac North Avenue Business Corridor for a Second Year.

The Fondy North Market Place BID #32 Main Street will host the second annual Start-Up Scale- Up Business Plan Competition. Several information sessions will be held starting with a session on Thursday, February 25 at 5:30 PM at C4 BRIC Training Center, located at 2741 W. Fond Du Lac Ave.

The Competition serves as a springboard for the BID’s most innovative ideas and entrepreneurial concepts for the North Avenue/ Fond Du Lac Business corridor. Competing for cash and prizes, participating entrepreneurs create and refine their business plans and prepare to launch their businesses. Successful entrepreneurs and experts from around the city will serve as mentors, judges and workshop presenters. Access to professionals and business leaders through the Competition may result in additional financing; to date, three of last year's participants have secured additional funding for their start up enterprise.

"Through the Fondy North Market Place BID #32 Main Street Business Plan competition local entrepreneurs can turn innovative ideas into actual businesses," said Jacqueline Ward, Director of BID #32. It is a great forum to nurture the talent and ideas being created around the city," "With last year's impressive showing, we look forward to more entries in what is rapidly becoming a premier Milwaukee Small Business event."

The competition will announce a broad range of sponsorships that supports local businesses and the entrepreneurial spirit. Sponsors will provide financial support and in-kind services for the competition, demonstrating a broad-based commitment for the project.

This year's Competition will include the 2015 winner Kelvin Haydon who will serve as judge and mentor. Haydon, a fashion designer will be opening his clothing store KH Designs this spring in the mix used building located at 2025 W. Fond Du Lac Ave. The retail space was recently refurbished as part of the Main Street initiative to garner new business to help jump start increased local spending within emerging business corridors.

To learn more about the 2016 Start-Up Scale-Up Business Plan Competition, contact Jacqueline Ward, Director of the Fond Du Lac/North Avenue Marketplace BID #32 via phone at 414-324-8908 or email at