Big Ideas Challenge Application

Do you have a Big Idea?

If you are starting a business and could use some additional funding, consider competing in the Big Ideas Challenge.

There are three categories in which you can compete for nearly $20,000 in prize money:

Open Division

Food, Ag, & Beverage Division

High Tech Division

Applications for the 2023 Big Ideas Challenge will open in January 2023


For more information contact Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Director Shane Bowyer at 507-389-5347 or

Contact us for any questions you may have about the Big Ideas Challenge.