Jump-Start Downtown Business Competition

The Jump-Start Award

Jump-Start Downtown" is a business competition for entrepreneurs interested in opening a business in Downtown Eau Claire. 


“Jump-Start Downtown” is a business competition for people 18 years of age or older who are interested in starting a business or relocating one to the downtown area before September, 2019. Any type of business is eligible, from hi-tech offices to gift shops. Businesses entered cannot be already located downtown at the time of entry into the competition.


The deadline for submitting your application and business plan is Friday, August 31, 2018. 


The application can be found here.


First Place will continue to be the $5,000 prize! More information coming soon!


Check back for our award sponsors!