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Thu, Feb 01


The Innovation Lab - Door B

Dubuque County Business Competition

Join us to meet startups and existing businesses in Dubuque County as they give their best pitch to win seed funding for their business!

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Dubuque County Business Competition
Dubuque County Business Competition

Time & Location

Feb 01, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

The Innovation Lab - Door B, 210 Jones St, Dubuque, IA 52001, USA


About the Event

Calling all forward-thinkers, investors, and business enthusiasts to join us for an exciting event that will help shape the future of startups and existing businesses in Dubuque County! Attendees will have the unique chance to witness the birth of new business ideas and connect with visionary entrepreneurs. You'll get to hear inspiring business pitches and have a chance to vote to help a business get to the live pitch event. Whether you are a seasoned investor, a budding entrepreneur, or simply curious about the entrepreneur ecosystem in Dubuque County, you don't want to miss the Dubuque County Business Competition. Check out the event schedule below to learn more. Tickets are limited and light refreshments will be served. 

February 1, 2024

5 p.m. - Funding Fair

The business finalist will each have a booth to display their business information and concepts. You will hear pitches and will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite concept. A panel of judges will also listen to and score pitches. The businesses that garner the top five judges' scores will be selected to pitch at the live pitch event. The business that generates the most amount of crowd votes also earns a spot in the live pitch event.

6:30 p.m. - Live Pitch Event 

The 6 finalists will take the stage to give their 5-minute pitch to the crowd. Pitches will be scored by a panel of expert judges and the top three businesses will win seed funding. 


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    +$0.38 service fee



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