We are looking for the next big thing.
The Hudsonville Area Chamber of Commerce has been supporting the next generation of leaders for years through a scholarship program. In 2017, we’ve decided to raise the bar.
We are looking for that next big idea, that next community leader, that next spark.
Are you the young entrepreneur that you has the ability to be Next?
Be our Next winner
Submit a proposal
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Students attending any Hudsonville high school (including home-school) are encouraged to enter.
There will be two cash prizes of $1,000 for the top two entries. Honorary chamber memberships will be awarded to all finalists. After all, knowing people will help your idea be successful.
Entries will be reviewed and narrowed down by a selection committee to three ideas in each age bracket. Those contestants will be invited to pitch their idea to the selection committee. Each contestant will have 5 minutes to make a pitch.
Winners will be awarded their cash prize at the June 15 Chamber Luncheon, where each winner will be given 5 minutes to share their idea. In order to claim the prize, winners must be present at this event.
The Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator is partnering with the Chamber on this project to provide four hours of free mentoring services following the contest to help each of the finalists that want to take the next steps to move their idea from concept to reality. The Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator provides hands-on, customized services to help farmers, entrepreneurs, and existing businesses commercialize, license, or sell their ideas and inventions.