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Posted: March 10, 2016 2016 Jump-Start Downtown Business Competition

The 2016 Jump-Start Downtown Business Competition is in full swing! If you are interested in starting a new business or relocating your existing business to the downtown Eau Claire area, this competition is for you!

Eligibility: Participants must be 18 years of age or older and interested in starting a business in Downtown Eau Claire or relocating a business to Downtown Eau Claire. Participants cannot enter a business already located downtown at the time of entry into the competition. The proposed business must open within 12 months of the competition.

Deadline: To participate, the following must be submitted to DECI on or before August 12, 2016:

  • Business plan that is 30 pages or less
  • Signed application
  • Resume of business owner

You could win up to $5,000 in start-up capital, a DECI media package and much more! for more information and to fill out an application to enter, visit our new Jump-Start website here:


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