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InnovateHER competition seeks local applicants

MOORHEAD - The West Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center here is hosting a local InnovateHer Competition.

MOORHEAD - The West Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center here is hosting a local InnovateHer Competition. National finalists will pitch their products and ideas to a panel of expert judges and compete for $70,000 in prize money provided by Microsoft.

The Small Business Administration is seeking products or services that have a measurable impact on women and their families, fill a need in the marketplace, and have the potential for commercialization.

To enter the local competition, submit a completed questionnaire, available through the West Central Minnesota SBDC, and a business plan by Nov. 20 to sbdc@cord.edu .

Entrepreneurs selected as winners of local competitions will advance to the semifinal round. From the semifinalist pool, the SBA will select up to 10 finalists who will be invited to the National InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge and Summit in March in Washington, D.C., during Women's History Month.

For more information, visit sba.gov/innovateHER.

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