Janesville Business Challenge

The Janesville Business Challenge is open to any applicant wishing to start up a new business in downtown Janesville. We are looking for a business concept that is viable in downtown Janesville. The concept should factor in the specific location – the neighboring tenants, competitors, and clientele. The winner should draw additional populations to downtown. The goal is for all Block 42 businesses to cross pollinate customers.

NOTE: You will be provided a business plan software package, valued at $90, as part of your $40 application fee to help you through the steps of developing the plan.

Faculty from UW-Whitewater will share knowledge through three seminars. The sessions will cover Writing a Business Plan and LivePlan Software, Market Research and Financials. Mentors from UW-Whitewater and the local community will be available as resources to Challenge participants.

Following the submission of the business plans, a Challenge panel of business experts will judge each business plan, and the top-scoring business plans will proceed to Round 2, which is a more intensive, elevator-pitch style interview with the Challenge panel.

The Challenge panel will determine the winning business plan, and if chosen, you will begin the process of working to start your new business!

Click here to learn more about the Challenge