Comcast Business and Inc. Magazine are calling for essay entries for “Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs,” a national competition that will award two entrepreneurs from the region $25,000 in cash, free Comcast Business Internet and TV services for two years, a $2,500 allocation for additional Comcast Business services and complimentary use of premium cloud applications from Comcast’s Upware partners Cisco, Microsoft, Symantec, DocuSign, Soonr and Swiftpage Engage for one year.
Six grand prize winners will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City, where they and a guest will have the opportunity to receive one-on-one consulting with four nationally recognized business experts: Marcus Lemonis, businessman, investor, TV personality and Philanthropist; Robert Irvine, Celebrity Chef and Entrepreneur; Michael Angelakis, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer for Comcast; and, Amy Banse, Managing Director and Head of Funds for Comcast Ventures. They will also receive a VIP tour of 30 Rockefeller Center and an awards dinner prepared by Chef Irvine. A total of $600,000 in cash and services will be awarded to entrepreneurs nationwide for their innovative use of technology to enhance customer and employee experiences.
Based on submissions in which entrepreneurs recount how they used technology to help enhance either the customer or employee experience, entries will be judged will by John Jantsch, Marketing Consultant, Speaker and best-selling author of Duct Tape Marketing, The Commitment Engine and The Referral Engine and Anita Campbell, Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends.
Entrepreneurs are encouraged to visit www.business.comcast.com/i4E to review full program details and to submit an entry. Entries are due by April 30, 2014.