JEDCO Entrepreneur Challenge Application

Contact Name:
Contact Phone:
Contact E-mail:
Business Name:
Business Address:

Company Website:
Company Facebook Page:
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Is your company located in Jefferson Parish? Where?

If your company is not located in Jefferson Parish, what is your connection to JP (This can be where you live, where your largest customer base is, where your investors live/work, etc.)?

Why did you decide to locate in Jefferson Parish?

How many employees do you have?

What year was your company founded?

Current revenue for fiscal year 2015?

Is your business a for-profit company?

Please describe your business or business concept (200 words or less)?

Which of the following would be most valuable for your business?

If "other" was chosen for the above, why (200 words or less)?

What is the market you are trying to address? Who is your target market? Who would buy your product or service? How big is it (500 words or less)?

Do you have any existing customers? If so, who are they (200 words or less)?

What is new, interesting or different about what your company is doing (500 words or less)?

How does your company make money? How do you generate revenue (200 words or less)?

At what stage is your business (250 words or less)?

Do you have financial projections for your company? Where do you want your company to be performing in five years (500 words or less)?

What are the key challenges facing your business right now (500 words or less)?

What/who is your competition (500 words or less)?

What is your competitive advantage? What sets your company apart (500 words or less)?

Why are you the right entrepreneur for this business? Please explain what relevant experience you have (500 words or less).

Are you a founder of this business? If you have partners/founders/investors, please list their role/responsibilities (500 words or less).

What do you hope to accomplish by participating in the JEDCO Entrepreneur Challenge? Why is this the right time for your business to participate (500 words or less)?

Last year, our winner received over $20,000 in cash. What would you do with the prize money (500 words or less)?

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