Up on Main Street, we are focused on wealth creation, which remains the shortest path to job creation in America. Any one of these five ventures could create significant wealth and therefore, jobs. Even the nonprofit in the mix. Yes, our for profit incubator—unabashedly profit driven™—could create wealth as measured in the ability to provide services to Northeast Ohio. As an aside, if nonprofit business incubators believe they can launch for profits, then the inverse should be true, right? Actually, it is our focus on good olde fashion Marketing that makes it possible. See Geoffrey Moore's "Crossing the Chasm."
From the COSE Business Pitch Competition web site:
Been circling around a great business idea just waiting to sink your teeth in?
Submit your great idea to COSE's Business Pitch Competition for a chance to pitch it to Daymond John from ABC TV's “Shark Tank,” and a local panel of experts. The top two proposals will win money to help get their ideas off the ground.
Your business could be one of four that will have the opportunity to present their concepts to Daymond and the rest of the panel at the COSE Small Business Conference Kick-off Event on Tuesday, October 18 on the Pickwick & Frolic main stage.
Need more bait? Those submitting the top four proposals will also be invited to join Daymond for breakfast the next morning to get an expert’s insights on turning their business dream into a reality.
Bottom line: Give more than you expect. Yet one more mantra alive and well at Main Street Startups.
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The ability to make new things is part of the American DNA. Main St. Stark is both a physical and virtual business incubator for American entrepreneurs seeking to produce an abundance of new and excellent ideas that ultimately will create wealth and jobs.